Posts Tagged ‘UNF’

Poll: Floridians back transgender bathrooms, oppose ‘travel ban’ from Muslim countries

Monday, March 6th, 2017
A poll released Monday by the University of North Florida shows that more Florida voters favor transgender bathroom rights than President Donald Trump‘s controversial “travel ban” from seven majority-Muslim countries.
The UNF poll shows that 62 percent of registered Florida voters would have no issue using the same bathroom as a transgender person; 47 percent of those surveyed strongly disagreed with the idea of being uncomfortable using the same bathroom as a transgender person.
Of those surveyed, 79 percent don’t think transgender individuals pose a sexual threat to children and women. 62 percent of those polled strongly felt that no sexual threat was

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Bill Nelson holds early lead over Rick Scott (44%-38%) in U.S. Senate race

Monday, March 6th, 2017
A poll released Monday from the University of North Florida shows Sen. Bill Nelson ahead of Gov. Rick Scott in a hypothetical match-up for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat.
Meanwhile, the favorability ratings of both Sen. Marco Rubio and President Donald Trump are both underwater.
Nelson is up by six points (44 percent to 38 percent) over Scott, with 12 percent undecided.
Nelson’s personal favorability is +14 (42 percent approval, against 28 percent disapproval). Scott’s is + 6, with 46 percent of those surveyed approve of Scott, and 40 percent disapproving.
UNF Polling Director Michael Binder describes the six-point spread as “meaningful,” as “Rick Scott’s alliance with Donald Trump will likely factor into this election’s outcome

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UNF capital improvements among appropriations asks by northeast Florida lawmakers

Monday, February 6th, 2017
As legislators begin filing appropriations bills in Tallahassee, we are starting to get an idea what success (or failure) will look like for Northeast Florida this Session.
Two of the more compelling requests last week came from Jacksonville Rep. Clay Yarborough, who filed a pair of bills totaling $10 million for the University of North Florida.
House Bill 2269 would earmark $3 million for renovations of Schultz Hall on campus, which currently houses the Army ROTC and the history department.
The renovation would help students by increasing capacity to serve those pursuing “targeted business degrees.”
House Bill 2271 would devote $7 million to renovations of the science

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The Salt Shaker returns: Testing a pair of UNF polls

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
The saltshaker is back. 
Due mostly to a hectic schedule, we put the Florida Politics saltshaker on a brief hiatus. But, as polling season heats up (Did it ever really cool down?) and actual voting isn’t that far off, it’s now time to break it out of the cupboard and take a look at the two most recent Florida polls.
UNF recently released its findings from two polls, one of Republicans and one of Democrats, and, frankly, they are both pretty good.
Recall that the GOP poll showed Trump with a slight lead (21.7%) over a closing Ben Carson (19.3%), with Rubio

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