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Voters are sending President Barack Obama into retirement with strong approval ratings, even though they chose his political nemesis to succeed him.

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Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican Nominee Donald Trump by 10 points in a new Quinnipiac University poll. But the poll also suggests many voters chose their candidate so the opponent wouldn't win.

The latest Quinnipiac University poll of key swing states shows Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton virtually tied with Republican Donald Trump in Florida.

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Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, is running for reelection to the U.S. Senate. It's a reversal from what the senator has been saying for months. Now, both the senator's supporters and detractors say he has to prove he wants the job.

Quinnipiac's most recent polling could play a role in who debates where in the first Republican presidential debate.
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The first presidential debate is looming, and under revised rules all seventeen Republican hopefuls—including two big names from Florida—will be squeezing onstage.  The only question is whether they’ll be the on the main stage or part of the opening act.

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As U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy starts his run for a senate seat this election cycle, some of the more progressive-leaning Democrats in Florida see him as an elephant in mule’s clothing. Florida progressives met to discuss what to do about the so-called “Wall-Street Democrat.”

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott doesn’t win many popularity polls, but he still wins on Election Day. A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows Floridians still don’t like their governor.

Pollsters from Quinnipiac University asked Floridians how they felt about their state’s top executive. The result is a resounding thumbs down for Republican Gov.  Scott. But Assistant Director of Quinnipiac Peter Brown says Scott shows he can win when he needs to.

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A new poll released Wednesday on the upcoming 2014 gubernatorial race shows the path to Florida’s governor’s mansion is a lot less certain for most of the candidates than it was a few months ago.  The Libertarian candidate for governor is making inroads with voters—at the expense of Democratic hopeful Charlie Crist.

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A new poll shows President Barack Obama’s approval rating among Florida voters has fallen to 40-percent. So, will that could reflect poorly on other Democratic races in Florida, including Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist?

University of South Florida Political Scientist Susan MacManus says President Obama’s slip in approval will mean the GOP will seize the opportunity to draw a link between Obama and Charlie Crist, especially since there are several pictures of them together.

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The same poll that shows Charlie Crist leading Rick Scott in a hypothetical matchup in next year’s Florida governor’s race also shows Floridians overwhelmingly support marijuana use for medicinal purposes, but aren’t in favor of changing Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. Peter Brown is the Assistant Director of Quinnipiac University’s Polling Institute, which conducted the survey.

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A new poll shows Governor Rick Scott trailing Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist with about a year to go before the 2014 gubernatorial election. The survey also shows there’s good news for Scott, despite Crist’s lead. But, though the poll doesn’t look good for another gubernatorial candidate in the race, she remains undeterred.

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Governor Rick Scott’s approval rating may not be the best among Florida voters.  But, a new Quinnipiac poll shows the Republican Governor with the highest approval rating since he’s been elected. Scott’s latest approval rating is 43-percent, up from March’s 36-percent. The Quinnipiac University Polling institute’s Assistant Director Peter Brown says Scott may be benefiting from a better national economy.

Florida voters are overwhelmingly against a series of education reforms for public schools, colleges and universities.

The Quinnipiac Polling Institute sampled opinions on a state education plan that set’s academic goals for students based on race. Critics say it sends to the wrong message about minority students while others say it recognizes that an achievement gap exists. In the poll, 71 percent of Florida voters say the state shouldn’t go forward with the plan.

Governor Rick Scott’s been in office for more than two years now, and in that time his ratings haven’t budged much. In fact, they’re just about as low as they were when he started. According to a new poll, a majority of voters want to see a new person in the Governor’s mansion in 2014.

Only 36 percent of Floridians approve of the job Governor Rick Scott is doing. And more than half of registered Republican voters say they’d prefer another candidate in 2014. That’s according to the latest Quinnipiac Institute poll.  Director Peter Brown says people just don’t like Scott: