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Amendments lack support in new Times/Herald/Bay News 9 poll



If Florida voters seem eager to throw incumbents out of office this year, they appear even more likely to vote down constitutional amendments.

Proposals to loosen Florida’s class size caps, to limit the Legislature’s power to protect lawmakers’ seats and to put some building and development questions on local ballots all appear headed toward defeat, according to a new St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll.

Nearly one in every three voters is undecided on most of the ballot questions, the poll shows, but pollsters warn that most people are only now starting to examine the issues.

“The language for all of these is a little bit dense, so it seems natural to me that people are not sure how they will vote,” said Julia Clark, pollster for Ipsos Public Affairs, which conducted the survey.

Read more from Michael C. Bender here.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 24, 2010 5:03pm]


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