Poll: Term limits for school boards have statewide support

On May 13, an Inweekly/Political Matrix statewide poll of 1,002 likely voters found that an overwhelming 75.2 percent support limiting the terms of school board members to eight years.

Total Percentage
Support 754 75.2%
Oppose 138 13.8%
Undecided 110 11.0%

However, amendments regarding voting rights for felons, two-thirds requirement for tax increases and off-shore drilling didn’t have the necessary 60 percent needed to be added to the Florida Constitution.

Amendment 4  restores the right to vote for most people with prior felony convictions upon completion of their sentences:

Total Percentage
Support 515 51.4%
Oppose 290 28.9%
Undecided 197 19.7%

Amendment 5  requires 2/3 vote of legislature to impose or increase tax or fee:

Total Percentage
Support 406 40.5%
Oppose 335 33.4%
Undecided 261 26.0%

Constitutional Revision Commission’s amendment to ban offshore oil and gas drilling:

Total Percentage
Support 479 48.1%
Oppose 373 37.5%
Undecided 150 14.9%


METHODOLOGY:  The persons sampled were likely voters of the primary and general election cycles. They were called using an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system and were called during the hours of 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 13. The phone numbers called were provided by the State of Florida Division of Elections. The Margin of Error for this study is +/- 3.5% with a confidence level of 95%.