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State of Florida

History of Reform Efforts: Florida

Opinion Polls and Surveys

Justice at Stake Campaign (2001)
60% of Florida judges reported that the tone and conduct of judicial campaigns have gotten worse over the last five years. 68% said they were under pressure to raise money for their campaigns during election years, and 30% believed campaign contributions made to judges have at least some influence on their decisions. 56% supported a generic proposal for public financing of judicial elections.