Voters prefer policy solutions that provide relief to workers and families and investments in future
For Immediate Release
Contact: James Chan, SiX Florida State Director (407) 789-5137
Tallahassee, FL: New polling commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Florida voters are concerned over the impact of COVID-19 and pocketbook issues. As Florida continues to feel the impact of the pandemic, voters strongly prefer that the state expend resources on struggling families, businesses, schools and healthcare systems (63% support) rather than pursue a path of austerity.
“When the legislature reconvenes, Floridians want policies that help them deal with the fallout from this pandemic,” said James Chan, SiX Florida State Director. “They want money spent where it matters, they want to be the priority and to have investments in our future-- schools, paid leave, medicaid expansion, not more tax breaks for the wealthy and well connected.”
Floridians want the state legislature to take bold action on policies to help working people. Proposals tested included:
The poll again this year finds strong support for the legislature to take action to raise the needed revenue. Policy ideas tested included:
Voters also express strong support for proposals to protect Florida’s environment. Top proposals:
Click here for more results.