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Poll says voters want drilling ban on ballot



Roughly 71 percent of voters want to see a ban on oil drilling on the November ballot, according to a Progress Florida poll.

Pollsters asked 1,143 registered voters likely to cast a ballot this year whether voters should be able to weigh in on a proposed constitutional ban on oil drilling within 10 miles of the state’s coast.

The poll, conducted last week by ISSI, has a 2.8 percent margin of error. Of the participants, 43 percent were Democrats and 39 percent were Republicans.

Voters were mixed about how they would respond to their lawmaker's vote on the issue. 36 percent said they would be more likely to re-elect their state legislator if they voted in favor of placing the amendment on the November ballot, with 30 percent less likely and 33 percent unsure.

Mark Ferrulo, executive director of Progress Florida, said the results were weighted to reflect the state's congressional districts.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:13am]


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