FL voters back governor's voter purge

Quinnipiac has a poll out that shows strong support for Florida Governor Rick Scott's efforts to prevent voter fraud in the state by purging the voter rolls of illegal aliens, felons, and the dead.


A strong majority of Florida voters said that they support Gov. Rick Scott's effort to purge non-citizens from the state's voter registration rolls, according to a new survey Wednesday.

Sixty percent of Sunshine State voters said they supported the initiative, compared with 35 percent who opposed it, reports a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

There's a substantial racial gap on the issue of the voter purge: White voters support it 67 percent to 29 percent, while black voters oppose it 56 percent to 38 percent. Hispanic voters support the purge, 49 percent to 42 percent.

In addition, Florida respondents said that they supported the controversial Stand Your Ground law that has featured prominently in the February shooting death of teenager Travyon Martin - 56 percent support it and 37 percent oppose it.

Doing the right thing is not always popular with the voters but in this case, it's pretty much a no brainer. People don't want their vote diluted by those ineligible to vote. Even Democratic demogoguing of the issue hasn't dampened people's enthusiasm for Scott's policies.