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Thanks for visiting. On a semi-daily basis we scan Florida's major daily newspapers for significant Florida political news and punditry. We also review the editorial pages and political columnists/pundits for Florida political commentary. The papers we review include: the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Naples News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, and, occasionally, the Florida Times Union; we also review the political news blogs associated with these newspapers.

For each story, column, article or editorial we deem significant, we post at least the headline and link to the piece; the linked headline always appears in quotes. We quote the headline for two reasons: first, to allow researchers looking for the cited piece to find it (if the link has expired) by searching for the original title/headline via a commercial research service. Second, quotation of the original headline permits readers to appreciate the spin from the original piece, as opposed to our spin.

Not that we don't provide spin; we do, and plenty of it. Our perspective appears in post headlines, the subtitles within the post (in bold), and the excerpts from the linked stories we select to quote; we also occasionally provide other links and commentary about certain stories. While our bias should be immediately apparent to any reader, we nevertheless attempt to link to every article, column or editorial about Florida politics in every major online Florida newspaper.


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The Blog for Wednesday, December 21, 2005

GOoPer Poll

    If you must know, this is "What Florida Republicans Are Thinking":
    The questions and answers in the poll offer strong clues as to what this primary will look like. The poll tests themes that may prove to be weaknesses in each man that will be focus group-tested before appearing as TV ads.

    Other nuggets from the poll: Bill McCollum blows away the field in the GOP primary for attorney general, and U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris scorches U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, 44 percent to 23 percent, in a hypothetical U.S. Senate matchup (Harris is in the Senate race; Foley isn't).

    Finally, the poll suggests that GOP voters are more concerned with economic and social issues (defined as health care, education, environment) than moral issues (defines as the right to life, school prayer, and declining values).
    "What Florida Republicans Are Thinking".

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