Poll: Majority of Dems support Fla’s parental rights bill as DeSantis sees healthy lead over opponents

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The two Florida Democrats who hope to spring the big upset by denying popular governor Ron DeSantis a second term aren’t only getting clobbered when it comes to fundraising but messaging by party activists on the parental rights legislation that is being misleadingly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill doesn’t appear to be having the desired effect with Dem voters.

According to the survey of 701 likely Democratic primary voters by Floridians for Economic Advancement, former Sunshine State Governor Charlie Crist has opened up a ten-point lead on Florida Agriculture Commissioner and former weed lobbyist Nikki Fried, with State Sen. Annette Taddeo trailing the two at a distant 15 percent.

Crist – who served as the 44th governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011 as a Republican before transitioning to Democrat during the Obama years – is up by nearly a million in cash on hand over the shrill and unlikable Fried but both are badly trailing DeSantis who reportedly has a whopping $81.2 million in his coffers.

The Republican incumbent also has opened up a comfortable lead over both Crist and Fried, neither of whom are likely to energize the party base or have the sufficient amount of crossover appeal to independents to erase the deficit barring a major miracle or an unlikely scandal that tarnishes the image of DeSantis who has easily brushed off everything that the media has thrown at him.

Whoever emerges from the state’s Democrat primary is going to have a tough haul unseating DeSantis whose popularity has soared as a result of his successful management of COVID as well as his opposition to the “woke” left’s agenda, especially when it comes to filth being taught in classrooms.

Democrats who were polled on whether students from kindergarten through third grade should be exposed to sexual material in school, that in some cases is so graphic that some have likened it to “grooming,” showed a major disconnect between the LGBTQ+ activists who have been driving the dishonest campaign against the “Don’t Say Gay” bill and rank and file voters.

Despite the media hysteria over the legislation, those who were surveyed support the prohibition on the sexualizing of young children by 52-36 percent, a real stunner showing even a majority of Democrats are not down with the indoctrination of impressionable young kids by perverts peddling smut under the guise of being educators.

(Image: Floridians For Economic Development)

In bad news for the Democrat gubernatorial hopefuls, DeSantis and his championing of parental rights could appeal to voters from their party who aren’t down with the one-sided culture war that has been waged with one of the primary battlegrounds being the schools.

According to Florida Politics, “In Jacksonville Tuesday, Fried spoke to labor union leaders and representatives from around the region, and questions were pointed as to whether she could prevail in the Primary and the General Election. One union rep said that while he personally might be open to support her, many of those in his union liked DeSantis and the much-discussed ‘Parental Rights in Education’ legislation, which critics have dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay bill,” a sentiment that is validated by the poll.

On Friday, DeSantis spoke at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach where he signed into law a bill empowering parents to have a say in what books are available in school libraries.

“I think it’s going to help give parents a lot of confidence that they can send their kids to school and they’ll get an education but they’re not necessarily going to be indoctrinated in things that are very, very questionable,” he said.

The governor also provided examples of the type of obscene material that has outraged parents.

DeSantis is also running on his record of putting the rights of parents and their children first, hailing the recently closed legislative session as the “year of the parent” and releasing a video via Twitter with the message that “Florida is the education state.”

The shocking results of the Floridians for Economic Advancement poll comes at a time when activists are escalating their propaganda war by snapping up billboards to post the message “SAY GAY” across the Sunshine State, a strategy that may have the opposite effect by galvanizing opposition to the warped agenda of Democrats.

The tides have definitely turned against the cultural jihadists as the backlash continues to build to a crescendo that could swamp Democrats from coast to coast this November.

Sorry, Charlie.


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