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Poll: 52 percent of Democrats strongly oppose Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, others ‘not sure’

A new Yahoo/YouGov poll published this week found only 52 percent of Democrats polled are strongly against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, while many other Democrats are ‘not sure’ how they feel about it.

The poll, which surveyed 1,619 US adults, showed 52 percent of Democrats said they are in “explicit opposition” to the bill, with another 24 percent not sure how they feel about the legislation, which makes it unlawful for teachers to instruct students in gender identity or sexual orientation until after third grade.

Only one in ten Republican respondents said they were against the bill, and 76 percent were in support. About 24 percent of Democrat respondents said they believe it should be illegal for children to be taught gender identity and sexual orientation in classrooms until children are older. 

The same debate is occurring in school districts across the country, as Republicans seek to gain support ahead of the midterm elections. 

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: YAHOO NEWS

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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