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Poll of Florida Residents

March 15, 2023

Bipartisan polling firm RABA Research conducted an online survey of 561 Floridians March 12 – 13, 2023. The survey looked at respondents’ opinions of President Biden, Former President Trump, and Governor DeSantis. Additionally, RABA Research investigated a variety of workplace issues being considered by Florida’s legislature. 

Of particular note, 93% of respondents said “workers should decide” how “they pay their union dues” while 7% said the government should decide.

The results of this survey show an 86% of Floridians “believe Florida’s workers should be able to join a union if they choose to”.

Additionally, 82% of respondents said, “Florida’s workers should be able to contribute a portion of their own wages to their union if they choose to”. 81% said they “would be less likely to support my legislator if they voted to weaken workers’ rights”. And 72% said “workers’ unions help Florida’s economy”.71% of respondents do not “support efforts that would reduce safety protections and wages for Florida’s workers”.

Key Findings: Below are several key findings from the research.

  • 85% of respondents think the legislature should do something to help homeowners with their insurance costs. 
  • Ron DeSantis is viewed favorably by 50% of respondents;
  • The Florida Legislature is viewed favorably by 44% of respondents;
  • Joe Biden is viewed favorably by 43% of respondents;
  • Donald Trump is viewed favorably by 42% of respondents;
  • When asked which issue is the highest priority for Florida, Health Care and Homeowners Insurance each received 23%.