The Naples Daily News has partnered with other Scripps Florida news outlets and Zogby International for a poll on the key U.S. Senate and Florida governor races and to find out what people think of Amendment 4, known as the Hometown Democracy amendment.
Look for the results this week Tuesday through Thursday mornings at naplesnews.com and in the Daily News on Wednesday through Friday.
This telephone survey of likely voters in Florida was conducted by Zogby International. It was commissioned by Scripps Florida news outlets – the Naples Daily News, the Treasure Coast Newspapers and Scripps TV stations in Tampa and West Palm Beach.
The target sample for this survey was 600 interviews with about 25 questions. Zogby International employs sampling strategies in which selection probabilities are proportional to population size within area codes and exchanges. Up to six calls are made to reach a sampled phone number.
Cooperation rates are calculated using one of the American Association for Public Opinion Research-approved methodologies and are comparable to other professional public-opinion surveys conducted using similar sampling strategies.
Weighting by region, party, age, race and gender are used to adjust for non-response. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points. Margins of error are higher in sub-groups.
The Senate race features Gov. Charlie Crist running as an independent, Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek.
The governor’s race pits Naples businessman and Republican Rick Scott against Democrat Alex Sink, the chief financial officer for Florida.
Amendment 4 states that before a local government may adopt a new comprehensive land-use plan, or amend a comprehensive land-use plan, the proposed plan or amendment shall be subject to a vote by referendum.