Florida Voters Strongly United on Tackling Affordable Housing Crisis

Florida Voters Strongly United on Tackling Affordable Housing Crisis

Southeast Florida hit hard with high living prices

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
February 12, 2024

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%.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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