Survey Finds Most Florida Dems Support Republican-Led ‘Parental Rights’ Bill

Survey Finds Most Florida Dems Support Republican-Led ‘Parental Rights’ Bill

Stop us if you’re heard this before: When it comes to a GOP-led initiative in Florida, the mainstream media has not been very honest in their reporting.

That especially applies to the recently-passed measure ensuring, or rather, strengthening parental rights when it comes to materials their youngest children can and cannot be exposed to in school.

Americans have been told that the measure, which prohibits schools from presenting K-3 students with materials about sexual orientation and gender, is a “Don’t Say Gay” bill that only Republicans love, but according to a new survey, most Florida Democratic voters also support the measure.

The bill, which passed the Florida House in early March, would order that a “school district may not encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.” And despite the complaints from Democrats and left-wing pundits, the bill does not mention “gay” or any specific sexuality, Breitbart News reported.

The outlet continues:

NBC News reporter Marc Caputo drew attention to a poll in a Twitter thread on Thursday from Floridians for Economic Advancement, which found that Florida Democrat primary voters support the bill 52 percent to 36 percent. The survey structured its question similarly to how the actual bill is written, asking respondents: “Should students in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade be taught about sexual orientation in the classroom by their teachers?”

Caputo posted a slide from the poll, which was originally covered in a Florida Politics article — though Caputo called out the publication for omitting the question about the bill from its story.

“Poll shows FL DEMOCRATIC primary voters support the GOP Legislature’s “Parental Rights”/LGBT education bill by 52-36%. FL Capitol Dems opposed it & made it a top messaging priority. (This is unmentioned for some reason in the story I QTd. This poll jibes w/others I’ve seen),” he wrote.

“This isn’t my poll & the publication should explain its sourcing & also why these poll #s weren’t addressed in the poll story, considering the issue of the bill was in the penultimate paragraph (last slide),” he noted further.

Later, the publication added a paragraph to the story revealing that the poll’s results indicate that Florida Democrats also are not buying into the false “Don’t Say Gay” narrative, an archived version of the story shows.

For bonus points, Caputo also compared results of the Floridians for Economic Advancement survey to an exclusive poll that was conducted and published by The Daily Wire in mid-March. That survey found that 62 percent of Florida Democrats “support the Florida bill’s ban on classroom instructions on sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3, or at any level if it is not presented in a manner that is age or developmentally appropriate.”

Caputo noted that both surveys used very similar or actual wording from the bill when asking respondents their opinion.


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