Majority of Florida Voters Support Voter Purge and Stand Your Ground

by Noah Glyn

A Quinnipiac University poll shows that 60 percent of Floridians support Rick Scott’s efforts to purge non-eligible voters:

The survey of 1,697 Florida voters by Quinnipiac (Conn.) University showed 60 percent in favor and 35 percent opposed to the governor’s attempts. Five percent didn’t have an opinion. The margin of error in a snapshot of voters’ views taken between June 12 and June 18 was plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

“Gov. Scott may be a lot less popular in Florida these days than President Barack Obama, but on the face-off between the two on the purge issue, Floridians seem to be solidly in Scott’s corner,” pollster Peter Brown said Wednesday. “Whether this voter purge becomes a big deal issue in the campaign or not is not clear at this point.”

The poll also shows that a majority of Floridians support the state’s “stand your ground” law:

A similar majority, 56 percent, also supported the state’s “stand your ground” law that allows citizens to defend themselves with deadly force if they feel threatened. Thirty-seven percent said they oppose the law.