Medical Marijuana, Conservation Amendments Run Well in Florida Chamber Poll
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The poll of likely voters from the Florida Chamber of Commerce shows Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment, in good shape. Amendment 1 would ensure the Florida Constitution mandates 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents be spent on environmental projects for the next two decades.
More than three-fourths of those surveyed -- 78 percent -- say they will vote for Amendment 1. Only 14 percent of those surveyed opposed this amendment.
The poll also shows Amendment 2, a proposed Constitution amendment to expand medical marijuana use in Florida, is close to passing. The poll finds 58 percent of those surveyed back Amendment 2 while 36 percent oppose it.
In recent weeks, opponents of Amendment 2 have grown increasingly active. A poll from Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling (PPP) released earlier in the month found 66 percent of Florida voters backing Amendment 2 while 28 percent oppose it.
According to the new poll, Florida voters are more in the dark on Amendment 3, with only 60 percent of those surveyed already decided upon it. Amendment 3 would let the governor fill judicial vacancies from a list of three to six candidates named by the judicial nominating commission. Amendment 3 would also allow the governor to name prospective judicial appointments before the judgeship is vacated.
The poll finds 36 percent of those surveyed intend to back Amendment 3 while 24 percent oppose it.
The poll of 806 likely voters was taken by Cherry Communications for the Florida Chamber on June 11 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.
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