Florida Politics

Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

Politico: Amid student anger, Trump hosts a live White House special on gun violence

Bradenton Herald($): Trump holds listening session with Florida high school shooting survivors

AP: Trump hears wrenching tales at school violence meeting


Herald: Trump backs arming educators in meeting with school shooting survivors

Bloomberg: Trump Backs Arming Teachers After Florida School Massacre


TCPalm: Trump vows tougher background checks, mental health screens for gun buyers in meeting with students


Politico: Facing jeers and boos, Rubio shifts on guns during tense forum

Sun-Sentinel: Rubio is jeered as CNN town hall meeting about Florida school shooting turns angry

AP: Shooting town hall: Rubio on the defensive on gun control

TCPalm: Rubio, Nelson attend town hall in Broward County


The Hill: Rubio breaks with Trump, doesn’t support arming teachers


Herald: Rubio, amid boos at town hall, says young adults shouldn’t be able to purchase guns

The Hill: Rubio supports raising age limit to buy a rifle, will consider ban on large-capacity magazines

CNN: Rubio backs raising age to buy rifles, says he’ll consider ban on large-capacity magazines


The Hill: Father of shooting victim confronts Rubio: Your comments have been ‘pathetically weak’


Daily News: ‘America is watching you’: Young people hold Town Hall in wake of Fla. deadly attack

Post: Parkland shooting: Students’ voices dominate at no-holds-barred town hall


Politico: Florida’s moment on guns


Politico: Why arming teachers is highly unlikely

AP: Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?


Politico: Speaker pulled from panel alongside CPAC over Florida shooting controversy


Herald: Parkland students have a cause and $3.5 million. Here’s how they’re going to spend it.


Times: Focused on Cuba’s future, Rep. Castor skips meeting with Raul Castro


Sun-Sentinel: Video delays misled cops at Stoneman Douglas shooting


Sentinel: Florida ranks 4th, again, for Advanced Placement success


Times-Union: Duval officials say they received threats at 17 schools since school rampage


Sentinel: Pulse foundation cancels meeting in wake of mass shooting in Parkland

Democrat: Parkland shooting could be ‘tipping point’ in 2018 races


NYTimes: Florida Republicans Face Mounting Pressure to Act on Gun Control


Politico: Students march on Tallahassee as Florida GOP considers gun limits

Herald: Thousands asking for gun-control legislation protest in Tallahassee

Post: Parkland students demand gun law change at huge rally at state Capitol

AP: Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

Herald Tribune: School shooting survivors rally for gun reform in Tallahassee

Herald: ‘Look me in the eyes.’ Douglas High students press Florida politicians for answers.

Democrat: Invoking the memory of their lost classmates, Parkland students urge legislative action on guns


AP: Florida students pushing for gun regulations face pushback

Times-Union: Students protest guns; unhappy with GOP’s Tallahassee response


Sun: Student protests dominate day at the Capitol


WLRN: Weeks Before Conservative Pundit Mocked Shooting Survivors, Corcoran Appeared At His Naples Speech


Politico: Senate Democrats vow to attach gun legislation to moving bills

Florida Watchdog: Measure mandating armed security at schools among Senate amendments to $25B education budget


DBNJ: Volusia legislators report progress on post-massacre remedies


NSF: Teachers’ union change stripped from Florida education bill


Herald: Florida teachers’ pension fund is invested in guns. Here’s how many shares it holds


AP: Florida House opioids bill passes final committee


Sentinel: Bill to allow human trafficking victims to sue hotels moves ahead in Florida House


NSF: Scott to sign bill putting statue of black educator in U.S. Capitol


AP: Florida House: Schools must display ‘In God We Trust’


Herald: Visitation cut at Florida state prisons. Agency cites staff shortages, safety concerns


Times: Former Florida Rep. Robert Wallace jumps from Tampa overpass


Sentinel: Orange County officials renew efforts to curb opioid deaths


Sentinel: Jury in Salman trial to see video inside Pulse, judge rules

 

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Today’s Latest Polls

Friday, February 23
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
President Trump Job Approval Marist Approve 40, Disapprove 53 Disapprove +13
President Trump Job Approval Rasmussen Reports Approve 50, Disapprove 49 Approve +1
2018 Generic Congressional Vote Marist Democrats 46, Republicans 39 Democrats +7
Wednesday, February 21
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
President Trump Job Approval Harvard-Harris Approve 45, Disapprove 55 Disapprove +10
President Trump Job Approval Quinnipiac Approve 37, Disapprove 58 Disapprove +21
President Trump Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 44, Disapprove 51 Disapprove +7
President Trump Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 40, Disapprove 55 Disapprove +15
Congressional Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 19, Disapprove 66 Disapprove +47
Congressional Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 10, Disapprove 70 Disapprove +60
2018 Generic Congressional Vote Economist/YouGov Democrats 43, Republicans 35 Democrats +8
2018 Generic Congressional Vote Reuters/Ipsos Democrats 38, Republicans 30 Democrats +8
2018 Generic Congressional Vote Harvard-Harris Democrats 41, Republicans 36 Democrats +5
Direction of Country Harvard-Harris Right Direction 37, Wrong Track 54 Wrong Track +17
Direction of Country Economist/YouGov Right Direction 35, Wrong Track 55 Wrong Track +20
Direction of Country Reuters/Ipsos Right Direction 31, Wrong Track 57 Wrong Track +26

Tuesday, February 20
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
2018 Generic Congressional Vote Quinnipiac Democrats 53, Republicans 38 Democrats +15
Florida Senate – Scott vs. Nelson Gravis Nelson 44, Scott 40 Nelson +4
Utah Senate – Romney vs. Wilson UtahPolicy/Dan Jones* Romney 60, Wilson 14 Romney +46
Monday, February 19
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
President Trump Job Approval Gallup Approve 37, Disapprove 59 Disapprove +22
Direction of Country Rasmussen Reports Right Direction 40, Wrong Track 55 Wrong Track +15
Texas Governor – Republican Primary UT/Texas Tribune Abbott 95, Krueger 5 Abbott +90
Texas Governor – Democratic Primary UT/Texas Tribune Valdez 43, White 24, Yarbrough 7, Wakely 7, Ocegueda 5, Payne 5, Davis 4, Mumbach 3, Clark 1 Valdez +19
Texas Senate – Republican Primary UT/Texas Tribune Cruz 91, Jacobson 3, Miller 3, Sam 2, de Stefano 1 Cruz +88
Texas Senate – Democratic Primary UT/Texas Tribune O’Rourke 73, Hernandez 19, Kimbrough 8 O’Rourke +54

Sunday, February 18
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Pennsylvania 18th District Special Election – Saccone vs. Lamb Gravis Saccone 46, Lamb 40 Saccone +6
Thursday, February 15
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Pennsylvania 18th District Special Election – Saccone vs. Lamb Monmouth Saccone 49, Lamb 46 Saccone +3

Wednesday, February 14
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
President Trump Job Approval FOX News Approve 43, Disapprove 53 Disapprove +10
President Trump Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 45, Disapprove 50 Disapprove +5
President Trump Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 39, Disapprove 54 Disapprove +15
President Trump Job Approval PPP (D) Approve 44, Disapprove 50 Disapprove +6
Congressional Job Approval PPP (D) Approve 10, Disapprove 73 Disapprove +63
Congressional Job Approval Gallup Approve 15, Disapprove 81 Disapprove +66
Congressional Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 23, Disapprove 66 Disapprove +43
Congressional Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 12, Disapprove 68 Disapprove +56
2018 Generic Congressional Vote Economist/YouGov Democrats 42, Republicans 38 Democrats +4
2018 Generic Congressional Vote Reuters/Ipsos Democrats 39, Republicans 30 Democrats +9
2018 Generic Congressional Vote PPP (D) Democrats 49, Republicans 41 Democrats +8
Direction of Country Economist/YouGov Right Direction 39, Wrong Track 52 Wrong Track +13
Direction of Country Reuters/Ipsos Right Direction 32, Wrong Track 56 Wrong Track +24
Public Approval of Health Care Law PPP (D) For/Favor 47, Against/Oppose 35 For/Favor +12
Tuesday, February 13
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
New Hampshire Governor – Sununu vs. Marchand UNH Sununu 42, Marchand 28 Sununu +14
New Hampshire Governor – Sununu vs. Connolly UNH Sununu 41, Connolly 29 Sununu +12
New Hampshire Governor – Sununu vs. Van Ostern UNH Sununu 41, Ostern 31 Sununu +10

Monday, February 12
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
President Trump Job Approval Gallup Approve 40, Disapprove 57 Disapprove +17
Direction of Country Rasmussen Reports Right Direction 43, Wrong Track 52 Wrong Track +9
Friday, February 9
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
President Trump Job Approval Marist Approve 39, Disapprove 56 Disapprove +17
2018 Generic Congressional Vote Marist Democrats 49, Republicans 38 Democrats +11
Direction of Country Marist Right Direction 37, Wrong Track 57 Wrong Track +20
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