New polling data from the James Madison Institute shows that of any issue affecting the Sunshine State, Florida voters are more concerned about inflation and inflation.
They strongly believe that Congress should prioritize curbing inflation rather than focusing on regulating America’s biggest tech companies.
Those two issues, inflation and technology regulation, are not separate issues on the minds of most Florida voters, pollsters found. Instead, Floridians believe in bipartisan efforts in Washington to pass federal antitrust laws — the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and the Open Application Markets Act – Accelerates inflation and causes price hikes.
Robert Blizzard And Neil Newhouse Based in Alexandria Public opinion strategies It surveyed 600 registered voters online from August 29 to September 1.
The study 4.56% Loyalty gapIt is different from the margin of sampling error. Margins of sampling error apply to polls in which respondents are randomly selected, while confidence intervals apply to data obtained from surveys of self-selected respondents, often applied to online polls, which are not generally assumed to be accurate.
Blizzard and Newhouse found 83% of those who prioritized tackling inflation over controlling big tech companies. Only 9% said the reverse was more pressing.
Overall, less than 9% of respondents said addressing illegal immigration should be a priority for federal lawmakers, though opinion on the issue varied widely by party. 15 percent of Republicans cite illegal immigration as the top issue facing America today. So do 10% of liberals. Only 1% of Democrats agreed.
Democrats were most concerned about curbing gun violence, with 14% putting it at the top of their list of issues. Seven percent of independents feel the same way, while 3 percent of Republicans agree.
Meanwhile, 42% of all respondents said Congress should focus first on controlling inflation and price increases, including 54% of Republicans, 42% of independents and 28% of Democrats.
A large number of Floridians across all ethnic groups believe it is unfair for Congress to target tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google based on their size. When broken down by party, 66% of respondents agreed technology regulation should apply equally to all companies, not just those labeled “Big Tech,” regardless of party affiliation.
Paying more attention to the issue means worrying about further price increases. Fifty-six percent of respondents said they believe costs will rise with more federal regulation, compared with 23% who say increased strictures will have no effect. Only 3 percent said they expected prices to fall.
“Pursuing policies like antitrust is a lost cause,” Blizzard said in a statement, adding that focusing on such policies “could be detrimental to lawmakers seeking re-election.”
About a quarter of respondents asked to rate other technology-related measures Congress should take said the federal government should strengthen cybersecurity to prevent hacks of the national infrastructure. Thirty-six percent – 18% each – were evenly split between increasing online protections for children or improving protection against hacking and collection of personal information.
It has been increasing in recent years Hackers are hacking Florida’s infrastructure. He takes control and holds them for ransom.
Thirty-eight percent of respondents to the survey said they were Republicans, while 35% said they were Democrats. The rest said they were members of other political parties or neither.
Demographically, 70% self-identified as white, 12% as black, and 16% as Hispanic.
The largest source of respondents (24%) was the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, 21% live in the Orlando area, 20% in Miami, 10% in West Palm Beach, 9% in Jacksonville, and 7% in Fort Myers/Naples. The remaining 9% lived elsewhere in the state.
Have a coughThe James Madison Institute’s vice president for policy said the polls prove Florida voters oppose “onerous government regulations that drive up costs and stifle innovation.”
“As inflation continues to weaken the economy, voters are right to ask their elected officials to focus on free market principles that keep costs low on everyday goods,” he said.