Poll: Swing States Against Gender-Transitioning Minors

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A recent poll found that most swing-state voters support a “youth puberty blocker ban” and oppose the inclusion of trans women in women’s high school and college sports.

The poll was commissioned by the Washington-based think tank American Principles Project and conducted by OnMessage Inc.

The survey sample consisted of 1,200 likely general election voters in six U.S. Senate battleground states: Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

On the topic of trans girls and women in sports, respondents received the following prompt:

As you may have heard, a number of states across the country have passed laws that prohibit biological males who identify as transgender women from participating in girls’ sports programs both in K-12 and at the collegiate level. Do you support or oppose this kind of law?”

More than half of the respondents said they supported such laws, while one-third registered their opposition.

A breakdown of respondents by political identification shows that majority support for banning trans girls and women from sports existed among polled Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

However, the difference among Democrats was within the poll’s margin of error, +/- 2.82%.

On the topic of transgender hormone usage and “sex-change surgery” for minors, respondents received the following prompt:

“As you may have heard, there is a national debate taking place over the idea of children and transgenderism. Some states have proposed banning puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and physical sex-change surgeries for children under the age of 18 who identify as transgender. Would you support or oppose this kind of ban?”

The survey results closely mirrored the previous question, with 56% of all respondents supporting a ban and 34% against it.

A majority of Republicans and Independents polled supported a ban, while most Democrats opposed bans.  

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