Florida Voters Are Lukewarm on Pam Bondi, According to Poll
From voting on a former governor who jumped parties or a governor with a low approval rating to legalizing medical marijuana, Florida has some interesting things to vote for come election time.
But one election of real significance could be that of attorney general. Pam Bondi has already filed for reelection, and it remains unclear who can be a real challenge to her (right now, it's looking like this guy).
But one thing seems clear -- according to the latest Public Policy Polling survey -- Floridians are kind of not sure about her. And that may be a very good or bad thing, depending on what side of the fence you're on.
Officially filed for re-elect this morning-looking forward to continuing working hard and serving the people of Florida! #sayfie
-- Pam Bondi (@PamBondi) July 1, 2013
Bondi has made news lately concerning the gay and lesbian couples suing the state for the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Arguing against the lawsuit, she wrote, "Disrupting Florida's existing marriage laws would impose significant public harm."
She added, "Florida's marriage laws have a close, direct and rational relationship to society's legitimate interest in increasing the likelihood that children will be born to and raised by the mothers and fathers who produced them in stable and enduring family units."
Bondi has also been outspoken in her stance against the legalization of medical marijuana.
And, she's also a big gun-rights advocate.
But according to the latest PPP Poll, Florida voters either don't know these things, or if they do know, it's not swaying them one way or another.
Bondi's approval rating is tied up at 29 percent, with 42 percent not sure if they approve or disapprove of the Florida attorney general's job performance.
Yet, even with her approval ratings clearly in the meh, Bondi seems to be ahead of her two challengers, George Sheldon and Perry Thurston.
According to those surveyed, Bondi leads Thurston 40 percent to 33 percent.
The race is tighter against Sheldon, where Bondi leads by just three percentage points, 38-35.
The main numbers to focus on those races, though, are the "not sure" points.
If Bondi were to run against Sheldon, 27 percent aren't sure who they'd vote for. Against Thurston, it's 28 percent.
This means that a good number of Floridians will show up to the polls and wing it when it comes to Bondi.
That remains to be seen.
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