Florida governor Ron DeSantis and The Walt Disney Company have lately been involved in a series of political controversies beginning with the introduction of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill. When the bill (commonly called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by critics) was signed into law, Disney spoke out against it. In response, DeSantis and other Florida politicians have eliminated Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, which essentially allows Disney World to function as its own county government.
The events have been followed by several other attacks against Disney, including a threat to the copyright protections of Mickey Mouse and the no-fly airspace above US Disney parks. These events have presented DeSantis and Disney as rivals in a political stand-off. Now, NBC has conducted a study to see where public opinion falls on both the Florida governor and the entertainment giant. [Read more…]