The state of Florida has often claimed political and legislative victories over other major states such as New York and California. However, Floridians are becoming increasingly concerned about affordable housing throughout the state.
In a recent public opinion poll by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy between December 16 through December 20 of last year on Florida's housing issue, a total of 625 registered Florida voters that were interviewed live via telephone throughout the state, the majority of those surveyed believed government needs to address affordable housing.
The poll shows that 69% of Floridian voters reporting to feel the local government has a responsibility to tackle the lack of affordable housing. Another 64% believe local governments should take more decisive action to curb thew mounting problem.
The poll also highlights the more specific regions of the problem in large areas of the state like Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.
Roughly 75% of people in southeast Florida believe the complaints by business owners that they are struggling to find workers due to a lack of affordable housing. Southeast Florida ranks the highest among all regions on this issue.
Another 75% of southeast Florida residents believe local governments should take more decisive action on the issue. This is, yet again, the highest among the state’s regions.
Southeast Florida additionally takes the highest in the state for voters who have indicated they are more likely to vote for local leaders who will take this issue head-on at around 67%.