Due to Coca-cola’s coming out against Georgia’s new election integrity law; many consumers have stopped buying Coca-cola products according to a new poll.
The poll showed that Americans aren’t putting up with big business unleashing faux outrage at states attempting to protect their electoral processes.
Rasmussen Reports released a survey of 1,000 American adults showing that 37 percent of Americans were less likely to purchase Coca-Cola products. Rasmussen said that the results were due to the company’s liberal political stance against Georgia’s recent law protecting voter integrity. In addition, the survey found that Americans opposed major businesses attempting to influence politics “[b]y more than a 3-to-1 margin.” Perhaps Coca-Cola and others should learn that leftist virtue-signalling doesn’t necessarily pay dividends.
Rasmussen documented why liberal companies like Coca-Cola were expressing outrage over Georgia’s new law:
Georgia’s Republican-controlled legislature enacted [an] election integrity law, which requires voters to provide photo ID, in response to concerns about cheating in the 2020 presidential election. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says the law makes it ‘easy to vote and hard to cheat.’ Critics blasted the law as an attempt at ‘voter suppression.’
However, as Rasmussen pointed out, “[d]espite claims that Georgia’s election-integrity law discriminates against minorities, there was not much racial variation in opinions of Coca-Cola.” Specifically, “[O]nly 23% of blacks said the company’s stand against the Georgia law made them more likely to buy Coke products – little different from 25% of whites and other minorities.”
Coca-Cola was just one of several companies that came out in opposition to the Georgia law, being joined by Delta Airlines and Major League Baseball in their opposition.
Of course, MLB took things a step further than other companies by moving the league’s annual All-Star game that was slated to be played in Atlanta to Denver, Colorado.
But while MLB was trying to send a message with the move, the reality is that moving the game will damage many of the Atlanta area’s small businesses that are currently trying to bounce back from the economic lockdowns imposed in response to the pandemic.
Job Creators Network CEO Alfredo Ortiz said that “A lot of these were minority-owned businesses that were looking forward [to] and desperately needed this kind of revenue in-stream ” and added “And all because, quite frankly, there was a misinterpretation or misunderstanding or, quite frankly, just an outright lie of the law that was passed here in Georgia on voting rights.”