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A new poll shows Floridians oppose a GOP-led effort to prohibit public colleges and universities from supporting campus activities or programs that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and critical race theory.

The survey from the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab shows 61% opposing the efforts with 35% in support. Republicans though support the legislation with 56%, while Democrats oppose it with 79% and Independents with 68%.

“Despite elevated support among Republicans, many voters we spoke to are not so thrilled about some of [Gov. Ron] DeSantis’s most recent proposals in his war on ‘woke’ culture,” said Michael Binder, PORL faculty director and professor of political science, in a press release. “A notable chunk of Republicans (38%) don’t like the restrictions, but the 56% in support reflects the likely outcome in Florida’s Republican- controlled legislature.”

The survey was conducted from Feb. 25 to March 7, with 1,452 respondents. The poll’s margin of error was 2.57 percentage points.


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