Poll: Most voters support ‘Florida’s Parental Rights in Education’ bill

by Laura Ramirez

Despite massive criticism from Democratic politicians, a recent poll reveals majority of voters support the “Florida’s Parental Rights in Education” bill, falsely coined by the left as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

According to the latest Rasmussen national telephone and online survey, 62 percent of likely U.S. voters support legislation similar to the latest Florida education bill in their states, including 45 percent who expressed strong support.

Only 29 percent would oppose the legislation in their state, including 19 percent who strongly oppose the measure.

Similarly, most voters, 51 percent, oppose boycotting the Sunshine State after critics called for Americans to ostracize the state to protest the legislation.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on March 15-16, 2022.

The Florida Senate successfully passed HB 1557 earlier this month against significant backlash from progressive politicians.

Despite critics’ false interpretation of the legislation, the bill aims to empower parental rights in education by prohibiting “school district personnel from discouraging or prohibiting parental notification & involvement in critical decisions affecting student’s mental, emotional, or physical well-being.” It also stops “classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain grade level” between kindergarten and third grade.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the legislation into law after defending the bill against unsupported narratives constructed by the media and Democrats.

The governor also fired back at Disney’s CEO after they publicly claimed to be “opposed to the bill,” pointing out their hypocrisy for doing business with the Chinese Communist Party, yet at odds with a bill encouraging parental rights in education.

“You have companies, like at Disney, that are going to say and criticize parents’ rights, they’re going to criticize the fact that we don’t want transgenderism in kindergarten in first-grade classrooms. If that’s the hill they’re going to die on, then how do they possibly explain lining their pockets with their relationship from the Communist Party of China? Because that’s what they do, and they make a fortune, and they don’t say a word about the really brutal practices that you see over there at the hands of the CCP.”

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