Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:

OrlandoSentinel

Three out of five Florida voters say they favor Gov. Rick Scott‘s effort to purge potential non-citizens from the state’s voter rolls, a poll released Wednesday showed.

The survey of 1,697 Florida voters by Quinnipiac (Conn.) University showed 60 percent in favor and 35 percent opposed to the governor’s attempts. Five percent didn’t have an opinion. The margin of error in a snapshot of voters’ views taken between June 12 and June 18 was plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

“Gov. Scott may be a lot less popular in Florida these days than President Barack Obama, but on the face-off between the two on the purge issue, Floridians seem to be solidly in Scott’s corner,” pollster Peter Brown said Wednesday. “Whether this voter purge becomes a big deal issue in the campaign or not is not clear at this point.”

A similar majority, 56 percent, also supported…

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