Recent and Past Approval Ratings for Trump Reviewed, Along with General Interest in 2018 Political Activity

ST. LEO, FL – An August survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( found that the latest national job approval rating for President Donald J. Trump was nearing 48 percent, with the figure just above 50 percent in Florida. Ratings from both samples are higher than past ratings for the president.

The survey was completed by 1,000 adults nationally and […]

By |September 5th, 2018|Institute|0 Comments

New Saint Leo Poll Finds Four in 10 Americans Pleased with Supreme Court Nominee Even Before the Start of Hearings

For immediate release:  September 4, 2018
ST. LEO, FL –  Just over 40 percent of Americans surveyed recently by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute (http:/ support the confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation hearings began Tuesday morning in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. This percentage amounts to nearly twice the number who say they oppose […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Institute|0 Comments

New Saint Leo University Poll Shows Sharp Divisions on Gun Policies Persist in Florida as the Voters Prepare to Choose a New Governor

The GOP and Democratic gubernatorial candidates are opposites on gun issues

SAINT LEO, FL – The latest survey from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows that gun ownership appears to be increasing among some Floridians, and that 45.8 percent either strongly support or somewhat support the positions of the National Rifle Association, the advocacy group known for opposing any restrictions […]

By |August 31st, 2018|Institute|0 Comments

Saint Leo U Poll Examines Pope Francis’ Handling of Sex Abuse, Statements on Value of Human Life, Use of Death Penalty

ST. LEO, FL – While a new survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute shows some Americans approve of how Pope Francis is handling cases of sexual abuse involving Catholic clergy, (46.5 percent), significantly fewer positively view the Catholic Church’s efforts to weed out abuse.

The Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( survey was fielded nationally online among 1,000 adults from […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Institute|0 Comments


SAINT LEO, FL – The most recent national and Florida survey conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( from August 10 through August 16 included a substantial number of questions on attitudes toward gun control as part of the institute’s regular yearly schedule of topics, and the institute is making the data available to journalists and the public […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Institute|0 Comments

Saint Leo University Poll Finds Most Floridians Accepting of New Spending for Public School Security, But Not Necessarily Satisfied

About 13 Percent Say Spending Legislation Was Unnecessary
ST. LEO – A new survey of Florida adults by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( shows that 65 percent of those polled are glad that millions of dollars are being spent on better security and safeguards for the state’s 4,200 K-12 public schools, but people also want more safety improvements for students […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Institute|0 Comments