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UF poll reveals support for state Medicaid expansion, changes to Affordable Care Act

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poll of registered voters in Florida on upcoming state legislative issues by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in collaboration with the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research found that 67 percent of respondents support expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. Twenty-eight percent oppose expansion.

UF poll: Floridians interested in governor’s race; Crist leads Scott by seven points

Published: Feb 5th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A poll of registered voters in Florida by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida in collaboration with UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research revealed high interest in Florida’s governor’s race, with 95 percent of likely voters reporting either “a great deal of interest” (66 percent) or “a fair amount of interest” (29 percent).

First preeminence funding to advance new research frontiers

Published: Oct 9th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With a computerized world generating colossal amounts of information, many experts believe the emerging science of big data will lead to bold new insights in fields from biology to business.

Negative political ads pack punch with voters who trust politicians, UF study shows

Published: Sep 18th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Contrary to conventional wisdom, negative political advertisements don’t always work as well as some believe. In part, this is because the audience with which they seem to work best — people who think government works — has been shrinking.

UF political science professor receives $1.25 million grant from Department of Defense

Published: May 17th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a University of Florida professor $1.25 million to study factors affecting political stability in the African Sahel, the region south of the Sahara Desert.

Book by UF faculty reveals human side of undocumented immigration issue

Published: Oct 3rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Philip Williams didn’t expect to find hope in Cobb County, Ga.

Florida real estate markets slip amid economic worries, political infighting

Published: Aug 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Economic worries and continued acrimony among lawmakers have claimed yet another casualty: The outlook for real estate markets in Florida declined slightly through the second quarter of 2011, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Florida’s real estate outlook perks up in several areas, UF survey finds

Published: Feb 1st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Optimism has increased slowly but steadily in Florida real estate markets through the fourth quarter of 2010, a new University of Florida survey finds.

UF study: Election and high unemployment add to fears for real estate

Published: Nov 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Uncertainty persists in Florida’s real estate markets, aggravated by the state’s high jobless rate and fears about the upcoming election, a new University of Florida survey finds.

Brechner Center shines light on open government accountability for political candidates

Published: Oct 19th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In anticipation of the upcoming elections, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida hopes that voters don’t forget a key issue: open government.