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