Scott Appears to Lead in U.S. Senate Race Against Nelson

Political Party Members Must Name Candidates for Florida’s Governor’s Race Soon, Maybe Reluctantly

ST. LEO, FL – The most recent survey of Florida voters from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( indicates Republican Gov. Rick Scott may have an edge over the Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in the upcoming race to represent the Sunshine State in the United States Senate.

Nelson first […]

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New Saint Leo University Poll Finds Americans Express Worry Over Climate Change, Along with Uncertainty About Leaders and Answers

Fourth annual national and Florida state survey goes to practical and ethical matters

SAINT LEO, FL – For the fourth consecutive year, the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( has found a strong majority of Americans attesting to concern about climate change: 74.4 percent of those surveyed in February 2018 said they are either very concerned—40 percent—or somewhat concerned at […]

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National Results on Trump’s approval rating by issues, over a year

The Saint Leo University Polling Institute collected the opinions of Americans on President Trump over his first year in office.  President Trump’s national overall job approval was measured at 40.7% in February 2018–down from 41.2% in November 2017 and 42.8% in September 2017. The following are approval ratings in specific areas. The cumulative totals for strongly & somewhat approve are […]

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New Saint Leo University Poll Shows Americans See Political Discord Persisting Among the Nation’s Citizenry

Polarization rings through as a theme in second year of Trump presidency

ST. LEO, FL – As the Trump administration enters its second year of governing, about eight in 10 Americans still report feeling divided from other Americans, and only one in three feel optimistic about reducing political discord, according to a February poll conducted among more than 1,000 adults by […]

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A Psychologist: Why Our Minds Are Changing on Gun Topics

FACULTY BLOG: Americans Are Suffering More Angst About Gun Policy

In this moment, Americans seem to have guns on their minds.

A recent national poll conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute—coincidentally only days after the shooting in Parkland, FL—found that public focus on both gun violence and gun controls increased. Following a line of questioning across several measurement points, the […]

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Trump’s Positive Job Approval Ratings Sags Near 40 Percent Nationally in New Saint Leo University Survey

Mass shooting leaves public agitated but conflicted on gun policy

ST. LEO, FL – Americans who approve of the job performance of President Donald J. Trump lately came to 40.7 percent in the latest Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( survey, holding around the same level as previous poll results from November and September 2017.

The poll was conducted online among 1,007 […]

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