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What polls say about Medicaid expansion in Florida

PolitiFact Florida

April 21, 2015

PolitiFact Florida - The Florida Legislature is split on what to do about Medicaid expansion, but House Speaker Steve Crisafulli said that isn’t the case for many constituents.

That's a pretty wide range, but it likely had a lot to do with how the poll questions were worded, according to Alan Reifman, a Texas Tech University professor who specializes in social science research methodology.

The James Madison Institute poll's question focused on how the state's budget would grow with a bigger Medicaid program, with no mention of how many Floridians would be covered or that the federal government would be paying the lion's share, Reifman said.

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