Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried released the following statement on new polling from the University of North Florida on Ron DeSantis and Republicans’ extreme agenda:
“As Ron DeSantis pushes forward with the extreme agenda he has laid out in an attempt to win over the MAGA base ahead of a potential 2024 run, new polling makes it clear that some of his and his Republican allies’ key positions are highly unpopular amongst Floridians.”
Here’s What Floridians Think of Ron DeSantis and Republicans’ Extreme Agenda:
75% of Floridians oppose an extreme six-week abortion ban. DeSantis has repeatedly promised to sign a six-week abortion ban after signing a 15 week week ban with no exceptions for rape or incest last year.
77% of Floridians oppose DeSantis’s concealed carry bill. The overwhelming majority of Floridians oppose legislation that would repeal the current training requirements necessary to carry a gun, and that would allow people convicted of one or more first-degree violent misdemeanors to carry a concealed weapon
61% of Floridians oppose DeSantis’s culture war attacks on universities. A majority of Floridians oppose DeSantis’s efforts to increase restrictions on colleges and universities by stoking culture wars and intervening to get rid of policies he disagrees with.