Voters are looking for bold policy solutions to address economic impacts of pandemic
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 deeply concerned over the impact of COVID-19. Sixty three percent of Florida voters agree that because of the impacts of the pandemic, the state government should invest more resources in struggling families, businesses, schools, and healthcare systems.
“What these results show us is that with so many out of work and having hours cut due to the pandemic, Floridians want the state government to help get money into the hands of the people who need it to keep them from going hungry, being unable to access health care, or losing their homes,” said James Chan, SiX Florida State Director.
To help support Floridians, voters want the state legislature to take bold action to respond to the economic fallout from the pandemic and lower healthcare costs.
Additionally, support is overwhelming (77% support) for new workplace safety requirements in Florida meant to keep workers safe from COVID during the pandemic. Floridians also strongly (67%) support a statewide mask mandate in public places across Florida.
The support for an agenda to increase revenue is underpinned by a broad sense among Florida voters that small-businesses, the middle-class, and residents from low-income backgrounds are paying too much in state taxes while wealthy families and corporations are paying too little.
The poll finds strong support for the legislature to take action to raise the needed revenue. Policy ideas tested included:
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