Abortion rights amendment has 61% support, Florida Chamber poll says
Amendment 4 rally in Orlando.

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But abortion wasn't listed as a top voter concern.

Amendment 4 has enough support to win in November, but there is a tight race ahead, according to a new Florida Chamber of Commerce poll.

About 61% of voters support the issue — enough to reach the threshold of 60% voter approval to pass — but 10% are still undecided or refused to answer. Twenty-nine percent surveyed opposed enshrining abortion protections in the state constitution, according to the poll.

The Chamber’s statewide poll had a margin error of +/- 4 percentage points. The survey was conducted April 28 to May 7 on the phone with likely voters, a group that included 223 Democrats, 256 Republicans and 130 others with no party affiliation.

The fight over Amendment 4 comes after Florida’s six-week abortion ban went into effect May 1. Pro-abortion rights advocates called it one of the most extreme abortion rules in the country, since many women don’t realize they are even pregnant at six weeks.

Earlier this week, abortion rights advocates said they are confident they have enough support to win in November, pointing to the bipartisan grassroots support from Democrats and Republicans alike who signed petitions to get the issue on the ballot.

“It truly is an issue that extends our party lines,” said Taylor Aguilera, an organizing director for Floridians Protecting Freedom during a League of Women Voters of Orange County’s forum Wednesday. “This amendment has brought back so much hope. … And we are so laser focused on making sure we’re successful this November.”

The Amendment 4 campaign kicked off last month with a downtown Orlando rally in Lake Eola.

Out of the six ballot questions, Amendment 4 — which limits government interference with abortion — had the second highest support, trailing behind Amendment 2’s Right to Fish and Hunt ballot question, the new Chamber poll said.

Property insurance, illegal immigration and job creation were the top voter issues, depending on the demographics, the poll found. Abortion was not on the list.

Gabrielle Russon

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  • Dont Say FLA

    May 10, 2024 at 8:39 am

    Will Rhonda and Assley resign if it passes? They should, considering how they’ll have fought toof and nail against what the voters wanted.

    And given time, and seeing that Florida didn’t fall apart because of weed, their anti-weed positions will make them look outdated and out of touch while they ironically claim President Biden (or maybe Harris by then) is the one that’s outdated and out of touch

    • Cheesy Floridian

      May 10, 2024 at 9:41 am

      Thank you!

    • Hung Wiil

      May 10, 2024 at 3:10 pm

      Will you resign from posting here if it fails?

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 10, 2024 at 4:11 pm

        Lil Hung, I don’t claim to represent the voters of Florida while acting instead to prevent them from voting on initiatives that plenty of them clearly want, so I see no reason why I should resign from commenting if the votes don’t go my way. Therefore, my answer is “No.” But if they both pass, I probably won’t post nearly as much since my two favorite pastimes will be kosher again.

        • Hung Wiil

          May 10, 2024 at 6:58 pm

          Then you are a hypocrite. Your comments are Dumbarton as usual.

          • rick whitaker

            May 10, 2024 at 7:10 pm

            HUNG a guy like you that believes in jesus will believe anything. that jesus crap is so a thing of the past. no one will take you seriously with childish beliefs in jesus and stone tablets. your choice, be a fool if you want to. believe in spiderman if you want.

          • Dont Say FLA

            May 16, 2024 at 10:35 am

            Be careful with spiderman.

            Spiderman will make you gay.

  • Cheesy Floridian

    May 10, 2024 at 9:44 am

    Choice = Freedom. I believe both of these measures should pass. I don’t think Florida is a red state. I still believe we are a purple state.

    • Hung Wiil

      May 10, 2024 at 3:11 pm

      You must believe in the tooth fairy as well.

      • Dont Say FLA

        May 10, 2024 at 4:12 pm

        Tooth fairy and Jesus

  • Impeach Biden

    May 10, 2024 at 9:47 am

    Joe should be out there with them. That’s the only thing he can campaign on. He can’t campaign on the economy. He can’t campaign on foreign policy. He can’t campaign on immigration / The Southern Border fiasco. Can’t campaign on crime either. Get out there with the ladies Joe and bring “Fweedumb” with you.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 10, 2024 at 11:27 am

      IBS given your constant inability to stay on topic i have to ask, are you a big stoner?

      • Impeach Biden

        May 12, 2024 at 12:11 pm

        It is on subject. Maybe you can’t think outside the box. And of course the hillbilly thinks he is the oracle.

        • rick whitaker

          May 12, 2024 at 8:20 pm

          HOWLER MONKEY, you still haven’t told me you are not a 15 year old girl. if you continue to hide your age, how can anyone take you seriously.

        • Dont Say FLA

          May 15, 2024 at 10:31 am

          My apologies, IBS. You are correct. I totally missed where you said Biden can campaign on abortion. Good that you reckanize the G0P lost its way chasing the abortion mobile and somehow caught that car and now they don’t know what they’re going to do choking to death with that car they caught stuck deeply in their own throat

  • rick whitaker

    May 10, 2024 at 2:54 pm

    DSF part of being a HOWLER MONKEY is jumping from tree to tree or subject to subject. HOWLER MONKEY ain’t too smart either.

  • Dan lanske

    May 14, 2024 at 5:25 am

    Vote no.

    • Dont Say FLA

      May 15, 2024 at 10:36 am

      Thanks for that, Assley, but constitutions are for rights, not for restrictions.

      Any rights that can be added to the constitution to keep politicians from controlling us, that is most likely a good thing.

      Only exception being where it’s a right for industries (such as 2A) to enhance their profits. Profits are great, but profits should not be constitutionally protected. Constitutions are supposed to protect the governed from the government, not protect the rich from being late on a yacht payment.

  • FL State Government is out of control

    May 15, 2024 at 11:03 am

    Meatball is NOT going to like this!

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