1/3 of Black Voters Less Likely to Buy Coca-Cola After Condemning Georgia Voting Law
Soft drink maker's 'woke' stance backfires
One-third of likely black voters are less likely to buy soft drink Coca-Cola after the company came out against Georgia’s election integrity law, a Rasmussen Reports survey found.
The left-wing narrative that the law is oppressive against minority voters has not worked this time around.
Coca-Cola, who has gone full 'woke,' spoke out against Georgia's law, which pushed for election integrity in the state.
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey called SB202, the election reform bill, “unacceptable” and a “step backward," during an interview on CNBC.
Quincey said the company wanted to be “crystal clear and state unambiguously that we are disappointed in the outcome of the Georgia voting legislation.”
The CEO added that Coca-Cola's focus would now be “supporting federal legislation that protects voting access and addresses voter suppression across the country” - which was likely reference to H.R. 1, or the “For the People Act,” which strips states of their ability to implement basic election integrity measures.
“We all have a duty to protect everyone’s right to vote, and we will continue to stand up for what is right in Georgia and across the U.S.,” he added.
Democrat leaders like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and President Joe Biden have also falsely characterized basic election integrity measures as 'racist.'
Biden told officials to "smarten up" and "stop" the state's election integrity law or risk losing more woke businesses.
Despite being corrected, he continued to push falsehoods about the law while speaking with reporters on Tuesday, again wrongly branding it the "new Jim Crow."
"Look, you know, it is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are," Biden said.
62 percent of U.S. likely voters said it is a “bad idea” for corporations to become involved in such political controversies.
Others that agree it is a "bad idea" include:
- A majority of Republicans (76 percent)
- Democrats (51 percent)
- Independents (63 percent)
- White Americans (62 percent)
- Black Americans (56 percent)
- Other minority groups (67 percent)
Respondents were also asked about the response from Coca-Cola on Georgia’s election law.
“After the Georgia legislature enacted a new election law requiring voter ID, Coca-Cola was one of the companies that publicly condemned the law. Does that make you more or less likely to purchase Coca-Cola products?” the survey asked.
37 percent said they were “less likely” to buy Coca-Cola products, while 30 percent said it “doesn’t make much difference,” and 25 percent said “more likely.”
One-third of black respondents said they are “less likely” to purchase Coca-Cola products.
Forty-four percent of other minority groups agreed.