Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is building a national brand.
Democrats are pulling out all the stops to destroy DeSantis before the Florida governor can run for president.
And Ron DeSantis grinned from ear to ear when he saw the results of one shocking new poll.
Ron DeSantis is running for re-election this November and Democrats are desperate to defeat DeSantis fearing a big win will springboard DeSantis into the 2024 presidential election.
Democrats and their allies in the corporate media hoped to render DeSantis toxic by branding him as a “culture warrior” for DeSantis taking on wokeism in public schools.
DeSantis signed legislation that banned teachers from grooming children in grades K through 3 with transgender ideology as well as legislation stopping the teaching of critical race theory and establishing civics education standards that focused on the basics of American history.
At an event hosted by Moms for Liberty, DeSantis slammed Democrats for wanting to brainwash children with woke critical race theory and sexualized lesson plans about transgenderism.
“They want to die on a hill of forcing sexuality and gender ideology in elementary school? You’ve got to be kidding me. There must be something more to this,” DeSantis declared. “If you believe and it’s your position that these young kids should be sexualized in that manner, you’re wrong. But you should have to stand by that publicly. You shouldn’t be able to obfuscate …. You shouldn’t be able to hide behind a slogan.”
Democrats quickly found out they were on the losing end of these fights.
A poll commissioned by the American Federation of Teachers – the biggest player in the Democrat Party – found that by nearly 30-point margins – Americans supported the DeSantis-backed legislation to keep critical race theory out of classrooms and to prevent teachers from sexualizing young children with lesson plans about transgenderism.
A major set of red flags in the poll for Democrats and teacher unions was a series of questions that look like they were ripped from DeSantis’s Friday speech on “critical race theory” and teaching kids about sexuality and gender identity. While the survey didn’t mention DeSantis by name, it tested education messages he popularized nationally — more so than Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican who won in a Democratic-leaning state last year on a parental-rights education platform that was far less provocative than DeSantis’.
One poll question found that voters, by a 32 percentage-point margin, said they were more likely to vote for candidates who believe public schools should focus less on teaching race and more on core subjects. By 27 points, they said schools should be banned from teaching sexual orientation and gender identity to kids in kindergarten through third grade. By 28 points, they said transgender athletes should be banned from competing in girls’ sports.
Democrats thought they could defeat DeSantis by smearing him as a bigoted extremist.
Instead, Democrats found out Ron DeSantis forged a plan to break the left’s stranglehold on the education issue as well as forming the backbone of a winning message for a presidential campaign.
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