Saint Leo University Polling Institute Releases New Poll Results

February 19, 2014

The Saint Leo University Polling Institute, launched in December, recently announced results for their first-ever quick-response poll, with responses primarily related to the special congressional election on March 11 in the Pinellas County (FL)-based 13th congressional district. Other questions pertained to the Affordable Care Act and the legal status for undocumented immigrants.

Visit for the survey findings and the topline poll results.

The Florida survey was comprised of 400 likely voters and conducted by the Saint Leo Polling Institute February 9-11, 2014, using a blended sample reached by Interactive Voice Response and an online panel. The margin of error is +/- five percent with a 95 percent level of confidence. Of the total respondents, 372 (93 percent of sample) were reached on randomly dialed landline telephones. To ensure that a representative sample of younger voters was included, 28 respondents in this age group were reached using an online panel.

“Besides covering the close-run race, this Saint Leo University poll tested the public’s opinions on issues that candidates are facing,” said Drew Gold, director of the Saint Leo University polling institute. “We also went to great length to identify those voters most likely to vote, which is critical given this is a special election that is expected to have considerably lower turnout than regular elections do.”

The data is derived from a Florida survey conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute. The landline phone/online panel survey of 400 likely voters was conducted between February 9-11, and has a margin of error of about five percent. To view the Florida politics results, including methodology, visit the polling institute’s website, You can also follow the institute on Twitter @saintleopolls. The polling institute’s next quarterly poll will be released March 26-28, 2014.