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Poll finds more Floridians have unfavorable view of trial attorneys

Floridians aren’t fans of trial attorneys.

A Florida Chamber Political Institute statewide poll released last week found 35 percent of Floridians said they had an unfavorable view of plaintiff trial lawyers.

The survey — conducted Sept. 15 through Sept. 20 —  found 14 percent had a favorable opinion of trial attorneys, while 24 percent said they had “never heard of” them. The survey had a margin of error of 4 percent.

That number is up slightly from a Florida Chamber survey released in August, which found 34 percent of respondents had an unfavorable view of plaintiff trial attorneys, while 15 percent said they had a favorable view. That poll found 27 percent of those polled said they never heard of them.

Trial attorneys are big donors to the political process, and records show the Florida Justice PAC, the political arm of the Florida Justice Association, has given more than $91,000 to political committees and candidates since 2013.

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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also the publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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