While many candidates run to the far left or far right, Florida voters are clearly focused on one thing – good jobs for everyone, a new Florida Chamber Political Institute (FCPI) poll shows.
Overall, Florida voters are pleased with the direction Florida is headed. The FCPI poll shows 44 percent say Florida is headed in the right direction, compared to 34 percent who say wrong direction. The following regional breakdown shows how voters in your region responded. Winter Haven is considered to be in the Tampa Bay Region for the purpose of this study.
Question: Is Florida Heading in the Right or Wrong Direction?
The FCPI poll shows voters in the Panhandle and in North Florida are feeling positive about the direction the state is heading in. The feeling is not mutual in South Florida.
Question: What is the most important issue you are concerned about?
The FCPI poll, conducted January 4-7, 2016, shows voters' top concern is job creation and an improving economy (19 percent), followed by education (15 percent) and healthcare (9 percent).
“Immigration” ranked high in this poll, which could be a reflection of the national conversation surrounding the 2016 presidential election. As a reminder, the Florida Presidential Preference Primary will be held on March 15, 2016.
The Florida Chamber Political Institute poll was conducted January 4 – 7, 2016 by Cherry Communications. The poll interviewed 711 frequent voters via both land and cell lines. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percent.