Great @WSJ editorial about our recent national survey…
“The current narrative around the ‘don’t say gay’ law… seems to be another example of how much the media and CEOs are out of touch with the public.”https://t.co/SHRrcXzzFl
— Robert Blizzard (@robertblizzard) April 2, 2022
The Journal oped said, in part:
Even more notable is the breadth of that sentiment. Democratic voters in the poll support the law 55 percent to 29 percent. Among suburban voters, which could be a decisive group for the midterm elections, it’s 60 percent to 30 percent. Parents: 67 percent to 24 percent. Biden voters: 53 percent to 30 percent. Respondents who “know someone LGBTQ”: 61 percent to 28 percent.
No poll is dispositive, and the surveys aren’t unanimous. Ipsos asked Americans in mid-March if they agreed with barring “classroom lessons about sexual orientation or gender identity in elementary school.” It found 62% opposed. Perhaps the public has since learned more about Florida’s law, or maybe people distinguish between K-3 and “elementary school.”
“The way that Florida implements the legislation also could change minds. But so far the polling is mixed at worst. The current narrative around the ‘don’t say gay’ law—that it’s needless cruelty to children, inflicted by Republican troglodytes—seems to be another example of how much the media and CEOs are out of touch with the public,” the Journal concluded.