FAU Poll Finds Floridians Support Dreamers, Split on Building Wall Along Border with Mexico
President Trump has watched his job approval drop throughout 2017 in Florida but this survey finds improvement for the President with a current 41% approval and 44% disapproval. However when asked if the President should be impeached 39% said he should be while 45% said he should not, 16% of registered voters were undecided.
The survey looked primarily at immigration policies and found 58% support permanent legal status for the children who were brought illegally to the U.S. with 26% opposed. Voters also were in support of extending the Temporary Protected Status for Haitians, Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Hondurans who were granted temporary rights to live and work in the U.S. after a series of calamities had happened in their countries by a margin of 15 points (47% support and 32% opposed).
Voters are split as to whether a wall should be built along the U.S. and Mexico border with 43% support and 45% opposing. Furthermore, voters are split about compromising on a wall in exchange for permanent legal status for Dreamers at 37% support and 39% opposed.
Regarding drilling off the coast of Florida, voters are opposed 2:1 with 52% in opposition and 26% support.
Voters support Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel 44% to 31% with 26% undecided.
Looking ahead to 2018 voters are split on a generic congressional ballot test with Democrats leading 42% to 41%. There is also no clear favorite in the Governor’s race. John Morgan leads the field with 13% of the vote, Adam Putnam at 10% and Gwen Davis rounds out the top three at 9%. 44% of voters were undecided.
In a hypothetical U.S. Senate matchup, Governor Rick Scott leads incumbent Senator Bill Nelson 44% to 34% with 22% undecided. This is a 12 point shift from August 2017 when Nelson led Scott 42% to 40%. Scott has seen his name recognition improve from 49% favorable and 39% unfavorable in November 2017 to 52% favorable and 34% unfavorable. Nelson has seen his name recognition move in the other direction from a 45% favorable and 22% unfavorable opinion in November to a 40% favorable and 27% unfavorable opinion.
Voters are split for 2018 in a generic congressional ballot test with Democrats leading 42% to 41%. There is also no clear favorite in the Governor’s race. John Morgan leads the field with 13% of the vote, Adam Putnam at 10% and Gwen Davis rounds out the top three at 9%. 44% of voters were undecided.
This survey was conducted using an online sample supplied by Survey Sampling International (n=375) and via an automated telephone platform (IVR) using registered voter lists supplied by Aristotle, Inc. (n=375). There were 750 respondents sampled between February 1-4, 2018 with a credibility interval, a measure of accuracy, of 3.7 percentage points. Responses for the entire sample were weighted to reflect the statewide distribution of the Florida voting population.