Majority of Americans approve of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act – misrepresented by the media and left-wing activists as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill – according to a poll released by the committee of drafting of The Wall Street Journal.
This includes 55% of Democrats and 53% of Americans who voted for Joe Biden.
The bill that Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law, which mentions “gay” in its text, prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in Florida public schools from kindergarten through ninth grade. year.
“When Americans are presented with the actual language of Florida’s new law, it wins more than two to one support,” Public Opinion Strategies said of its poll.
Awesome @WSJ editorial on our recent national poll…
“The current narrative around the ‘don’t say gay’ law…seems to be another example of how the media and CEOs are out of touch with the public.” https://t.co/SHRrcXzzFl
—Robert Blizzard (@robertblizzard) April 2, 2022
the Newspaper oped said, in part:
Even more remarkable is the magnitude of this feeling. Democratic voters in the poll support the law 55% to 29%. Among suburban voters, who could be a decisive group for the midterm elections, it’s 60 to 30 percent. Parents: 67% to 24%. Biden voters: 53% to 30%. Respondents who “know someone LGBTQ”: 61% to 28%.
No poll is conclusive and the polls are not unanimous. Ipsos asked Americans in mid-March if they agreed to ban “classroom lessons on sexual orientation or gender identity in elementary school.” He found 62% opposition. Maybe the public has learned more about Florida law since then, or maybe people are making the distinction between K-3 and “elementary school.”
“Florida’s way of enforcing the law could also change your mind. But so far, the polls are mixed at worst. The current narrative around the ‘don’t say gay’ law – that it’s unnecessary cruelty to children, inflicted by Republican troglodytes – seems to be another example of how the media and CEOs are disconnected from the public,” said the Newspaper concluded.
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