A new poll shows that Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law enjoys broad support, despite relentless, unwithering, and often dishonest attacks from Democrats, major companies like Disney, Hollywood, and the mainstream media.
The poll, by Public Opinion Strategies, found that registered voters backed the law by a 61-26 margin.
It is at least the fourth poll that found strong backing for the new law, which prohibits school districts and teachers from implementing classroom lessons about sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3. The law takes effect July 1.
Public Opinion Strategies showed how disingenuous, and ineffective it turns out, the left’s assault is when people understand the wording of the law.
“When Americans are presented with the actual language of the new Florida law, it wins support by more than a two‐to‐one margin,” the pollster said in its report.
Critics, such as was witnessed at last week’s Oscars, claim the law does not permit people to say the word “gay” in Florida schools. Thus, they think they’re challenging it simply by writing or saying the word “gay.”
But Public Opinion Strategies noted that by a 67-21 margin “voters believe it is inappropriate for teachers or school personnel to discuss gender identity with children in kindergarten through 3rd Grade.”
The poll also found that by a ratio of 60-24, voters “believe transgender athletes should play on sports teams that match their birth gender.”
As for the new law, the results cuts across party and ideological lines.
For example, among Democrats, 55 percent support the Parental Rights in Education law, compared to 29 percent who don’t.
The Public Opinion Strategies survey also found that 53 percent of people who voted for Joe Biden in 2020 are with Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and GOP lawmakers on this law.
Those results closely align with another recent poll, as reported by The Free Press, of Florida Democratic primary voters that showed 52 percent supported the law.
Public Opinion Strategies also reported that 58 percent of independents support the Florida law, compared to 26 percent who don’t.
And respondents who said they know someone who is LGBTQ backed the law by a margin of 61‐28.
In the past couple of weeks, polls conducted by the Daily Wire, Politico and Alvarado Strategies, a Democratic consulting firm, have revealed results similar to those gathered by Public Opinion Strategies.