THE HILL: DeSantis vs. Disney Feud Divides GOP Over Attacks on ‘Woke’ Companies
Republican attacks on “woke” American corporations are exposing deep divides within the GOP, with some Republicans worried the party is straying from its roots by going after the internal politics of big businesses. The Republican at the center of the fight is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who has tested the limits of the party’s appetite for government crackdowns on private industry with his war on Disney and Disney World.
But not all Republican voters approve of the anti-ESG push, which a small number of conservative critics have criticized as government overreach. In fact, a recent poll from ROKK Solutions and Penn State’s Smeal College of Business found that only 32 percent of Republican voters support their state government “excluding certain financial institutions from state investment portfolios due to their stance on environmental or social issues.”