March 29th, 2010
10:10 AM ET
12 years ago

Poll: Majority of Floridians disapprove of new health care law

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="A new poll of Florida voters show a majority disapprove of the new health care reform law."](CNN) - A new poll of Florida voters indicates that more than half of the state's registered voters are opposed to the newly signed Democratic health care reform law.

According to a Mason-Dixon survey conducted for the Miami Herald and the Tampa Tribune and released Saturday, 54 percent of Floridians are opposed to the new law, with 34 percent in favor of it. Twelve percent are undecided.

The poll suggests that discontent is even stronger among elderly voters and Independents. Sixty-five percent of seniors and 62 percent of Independents questioned say they are opposed to the new law.

The poll of 625 registered voters was conducted last week and has a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

A new CNN poll released Monday indicates 56 percent of Americans oppose the law while 42 percent favor it. That poll was conducted last Thursday through Sunday, with 1,009 adult Americans questioned by telephone and had a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

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  1. maz

    Of those who disapproved what did they disapprove of. Did they want further change or was there to much change. Break it down please.

    March 29, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. toughlove

    Thus healthcare situation is a real travesty. Fight for our children's sake at the voting booth this November! Oh oh! Now someone will call me a racist.

    March 29, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |