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Poll: Majority opposed to Amendment 8

From the News Service of Florida:

TWO AMENDMENTS IN TROUBLE, POLL SHOWS

Two of the more controversial proposed constitutional amendments face a difficult path to approval, according to a Suffolk University/WSVN-TV poll released late Tuesday. The survey of 600 likely voters showed both Amendment 6, barring the use of taxpayer money for health insurance that covers abortion, and Amendment 8, doing away with a prohibition on the use of taxpayer money for faith-based social services, are well below the 60 percent support needed to gain approval.

Just 44 percent of those surveyed said they supported Amendment 6, while 40 percent said they were opposed. Meanwhile, 52 percent said they opposed Amendment 8, while just 28 percent approved. The poll, conducted Sept. 27-30, has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

Amendment 8’s leading opponents say the measure is about private school vouchers, even though the legal landscape shows that’s not really the case. Our latest take on the debate here.


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BY reimaginED staff