New poll: FL women – more than men – want Trump kicked out of office. Does this surprise you?

President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House after disembarking Marine One Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour, Flickr Commons.

A new poll shows 53 percent of Florida women surveyed strongly support or somewhat support impeaching President Donald Trump and removing him from office.

But only 38 percent of males responded that way.

The new statewide poll of Florida registered voters, done by the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab, reveals the gender gap in how Floridians feel about the impeachment drama.

But there are differences in race, education and age, as well, showing a mix of feelings about what’s happening in Washington, D.C.

A key question in the poll was this: Do you support or oppose President Trump being impeached and removed from office?

A whopping 82 percent of black voters polled said they strongly or somewhat support getting rid of Trump, compared to 38 percent of white voters, and 47 percent Hispanic voters polled.

As to education, 52 percent of voters with a college degree want Trump out, compared to 44 percent of voters without degrees.

Florida’s young people polled were more likely to ditch Trump.

For example, 60 percent of voters 18 to 24 in the poll, as well as 25 to 34, strongly or somewhat support impeaching Trump and removing him from office.

But older voters were less likely to support those actions.

For example, only 34 percent of voters aged 55 to 64 years strongly or somewhat support impeaching and removing Trump.

The poll includes other data, such as who Floridians would vote for as president if the election was held today.

If the race was between Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, for example, 48 percent of those polled would favor Biden, compared to 43 percent for Trump.

In a match up between Trump and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, 46 percent would choose Warren compared to 43 percent for Trump.

You can see other polling data at: https://www.unf.edu/uploadedFiles/aa/coas/porl/Website%20Crosstabs(12).pdf

Diane Rado
Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She spent most of her career at the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and did a fellowship in education reform at the University of Michigan in 1999-2000. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.

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