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The IOP@FSU Unveils Its First Episode of ‘Politics in the Sunshine’ with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Our new podcast series, Politics in the Sunshine, is moderated by former Republican Party of Florida Chair and Florida State University adjunct faculty member Al Cardenas. Our first guest is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush who was first elected to office in 1998, serving two terms in office through January 2007.

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IOP@FSU/YouGov Survey Shows Biden with Small Lead in Florida

A new poll of Florida voters, sponsored by the Institute of Politics at Florida State University (IOP@FSU) and conducted by YouGov, indicates that former Vice President Joe Biden has a small lead on President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election race in Florida. If the election were held today, 48% of respondents indicated that they would cast their ballots for Vice President Joe Biden. This was 2 percentage points more than the 46% of respondents who indicated they would vote for President Donald Trump.

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Get ‘Poll’itical and Let Your Voice Be Heard

Early Voting is up and running between October 19-October 30 and FSU Votes is working to give all students and staff the chance to get their vote counted. With Noles to the Polls, FSU is providing shuttles Monday-Friday between 10:00am-6:00pm. Sign up for a ride from any of the listed pickup/drop off locations. From the Den to the Psychology Buildings, there’s sure to be one near you.

If you’re looking for a bit of comradery on your march to the poll, join other FSU students and staff on Saturday, October 24th as FSU Votes hosts Stroll to the Polls, also known as National Early Voting Day. Click for more information, and to sign up to walk or bike with your fellow Noles. The stroll will begin at Westcott Plaza and will be held from 10:00am-3:00pm. Don’t forget to wear a mask while riding, walking, and at the polls as we practice social distancing.

Remember! America is built on your voice. Let it be heard this election season.

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IOP Names Inaugural Fellows

Outstanding undergraduate scholars selected as IOP Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year. The IOP Undergraduate Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for FSU undergraduates to explore and pursue their interests related to politics, civic engagement, and public service. This program provides unique opportunities exclusively to IOP Fellows, including interaction with local, state and national elected officials, political professionals, and political science scholars.