Oct. 20, 2022


DeSantis leads 54% to 44% and Rubio leads Demings 51% to 46%

Tripp Scott, announced a unique partnership with Scott Rasmussen to launch the state’s first ever Florida Freedom Index. The Florida Freedom Index is a quarterly review of the personal, economic and educational freedoms in the sunshine state compared to other states around the nation.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, freedoms long taken for granted have been under a microscope in Florida and around the nation. The Florida Freedom Index will measure key indexes including regulation, size of government, taxation, educational choice and availability, voting rights and statewide leadership. These elements will compare with other blue states.
Tripp Scott CEO Ed Pozzuoli stated, “In Florida, we have seen unprecedented population, jobs and business growth because our principled state leadership has built an environment that is welcoming to everyone from retirees to major corporations. Everything from our tax policy to school choice is a blueprint for those looking to escape the suffocating policies of California, New York and Illinois.”

Key findings include:

• On key measures of parental control over education and regulation of businesses, Floridians think the state offers more freedom than other states:
 - Fifty-two percent (52%) believe Florida gives parents more control than other states
 - Fifty-six percent (56%) believe Florida’s tax and regulatory policies attract businesses from other states
• Broad approval of Governor DeSantis’ leadership over the last few years.
- Seventy percent (70%) approve of his decision to quickly reopen schools during the pandemic.
   -- Overall, voters in the state believe that Florida has hit the right balance in terms of parental control over education.
   -- Roughly equal numbers believe that Florida gives parents too much control, too little control, or about the right amount of control
 - Seventy-four percent (74%) approve of his decision to quickly reopen Florida businesses.
 - Sixty-three percent (63%) approve of his handling of Hurricane Ian preparation and recovery efforts.
 - Fifty-three percent (53%) approve of DeSantis sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
 - The Governor’s job approval currently sits at 61%, with just 33% disapproval.
 - DeSantis leads Crist in the governor’s race by a margin of 54% to 44% among likely voters.
 - This is likely because of the high levels of approval for the way he handled the pandemic and other recent crises.
• In the Senate race, Senator Marco Rubio leads challenger Val Demings by a 51% to 46% margin.

Pollster Scott Rasmussen, President of RMG Research, Inc., conducted the statewide survey of 1,268 Registered Voters on October 10-13, 2022. The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points. The ballot questions were asked of 685 Likely Voters. The margin of sampling error for the Likely Voter sample is +/- 3.7 percentage points.

Download the topline results

Download the cross-tabulation analysis



Tripp Scott's Paul Lopez Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., February 28, 2023 – Tripp Scott today announced that Paul Lopez has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

The induction ceremony at which Lopez became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 525 during the recent Spring Meeting of the College in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Thanks to DeSantis, Florida is no California wasteland of wokeness

As Published in the Miami Herald

An op-ed by Tripp Scott's Ed Pozzuoli

The Golden State continues to generate explosive costs of living, including gas prices over a dollar more than the national average and electricity costs 33% above the nation’s norms.

Pictured: A homeless man moves his belongings from a street near Los Angeles City Hall, background, as crews prepared to clean the area. RICHARD VOGEL AP Photo


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This month’s legal opinion is provided by Tripp Scott's Director Matthew Zifrony.

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