This week, news came out about Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis which may come as a shock to his left-wing opponents.
According to the results of a new poll, most Democratic primary voters say they agree with DeSantis when it comes to early childhood sex education.
DeSantis-backed sex-ed legislation is popular among Democrats
According to the Washington Examiner, the survey was carried out by Alvarado Strategies on behalf of Floridians for Economic Advancement, a pro-business political action committee.
Conducted between March 17 and March 20, it asked Democratic primary voters whether “students in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade be taught about sexual orientation in the classroom by their teachers.”
Fifty-one percent of respondents reacted negatively to the suggestion, with a full 36% answering “definitively no.” In contrast, only 18% said: “definitely yes.”
Examiner columnist Timothy P. Carney noted that those results come even as Democratic gubernatorial candidates Nikki Fried, Annette Taddeo, and Charlie Crist “are tripping over themselves” to defend lessons about gender and sexual orientation to young children.
That’s evident from their loud opposition to House Bill 1557. Titled “Parental Rights in Education,” the legislation has been dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by Democrats and mainstream media outlets.
The democratic event moved from a Disney-owned venue
NBC News correspondent Marc Caputo tweeted out a statement from Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried last week in which she criticized her party for booking an event at a Disney-owned venue despite the company’s “tepid” response to the legislation.
“As Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat, I am calling on the Democratic Party of Florida to identify other possible options for the Leadership Blue Gala, currently slated to take place in the middle of Pride Month, and at the beginning of Juneteenth,” she wrote.
“Disney’s response to the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill was tepid, short-sighted, and disappointing at best,” Fried went on to complain.
She added, “If the Democratic Party keeps the Leadership Blue Gala at Disney, and Disney does not do more to stand against hate, I will not attend.”
Caputo reported in another tweet that party officials said last Tuesday the event would be moved following more opposition from other candidates as well as LGBTQ activists.