According to a new Wall Street Journal survey released today, the majority of Republican primary voters believe that combating “woke” ideology in companies and schools is more important to them than defending Medicare and Social Security from budget cuts.
Republicans make up 55% of those who believe that combating woke ideology in schools and corporations is more crucial than defending entitlement benefits from budget constraints.
Republican voters, who make up just 27% of the electorate, place a higher priority on defending Social Security and Medicare benefits against reduction.
49% of people overall stated they would choose a politician who promised to maintain entitlements as-is rather than advocate for reduction.
The survey suggests that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), a prospective 2024 contender, will benefit from making conservative cultural concerns in education a priority of his agenda.
He approved the “Stop WOKE” Act, which outlaws corporate and classroom trainings that make people uncomfortable because of their race. (A federal court has temporarily stopped the bill.)
A restriction on the teaching of gender and sexuality in elementary schools, which DeSantis also signed into law, has just been extended to middle and high schools.