DeSantis Fighting the Wrong Fight?

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( – A new Siena/New York Times poll found that the majority of Republican voters are far more likely to choose a candidate who believes that the government should not be involved in the decisions of what corporations are allowed to support rather than one who is actively fighting against “woke” companies.

More specifically 52 percent of likely GOP voters stated that they would support a candidate who believed that the government should not get involved in the decisions of corporations while only 38 percent stated they would prefer a candidate who tries to fight against “woke” ideology. Ten percent of respondents were either unsure or unwilling to answer.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, one of the 2024 presidential candidates, is particularly well known for his fight against “woke” ideology. He is known for having taken Disney’s self-governing status away after the company opposed the governor’s policies on including LGBTQ subjects and education in schools.

The poll also found that the majority of Republican voters would prefer to have a candidate whose primary focus is on crime rather than “woke” ideology in media and schools. Specifically, 65 percent would prefer candidates focused on crime, while only 24 percent would prefer someone who fights against “woke” ideology.

Finally, the poll found that 54 percent of likely Republican voters stated that their preferred candidate is former President Donald Trump, while only 17 percent supported second-place candidate DeSantis. Sen. Tim Scott, Former vice President Mike Pence, and former U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley all received 3 percent points.

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