Poll: Majority Oppose Transgender Athletes on Opposite-Sex Teams

In his last year in office, Barack Obama unilaterally reinterpreted Title IX in order to bully public schools into letting biological males play on girls’ sports teams and use their bathroom and changing facilities or risk losing federal funding. As a result, the issue of biological males who “identify” as female playing on girls sports teams has become an increasing problem, even though Trump officially reversed this guidance in October 2018.

We’ve reported on a number of stories here at PJ Media of biological males who are breaking records by playing on girls’ or women’s teams. In April, a transgender “woman” broke world records in women’s squat, women’s bench press, and women’s deadlift. (Note: Those records were ultimately revoked on a technicality because the weightlifter had not transitioned yet). n February, two Connecticut boys playing on girls’ track teams broke state records, while actual girls found themselves unable to qualify for regional competitions, limiting their opportunities to be scouted by college coaches. . .

In a poll released Tuesday, Rasmussen reveals that “just 28% of American Adults favor allowing transgender students to participate on the sports team of the gender they identify with, letting biological males, for example, play girls’ sports.” Roughly the same number, 31 percent, favor allowing transgender students to use bathrooms of the opposite biological sex.

This is a policy that Republicans are in the mainstream, while Democrats are not. “Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans and 52% of those not affiliated with either major political party oppose allowing transgender students on the teams of the gender they identify with,” according to Rasmussen. “Democrats support such a policy by a 43% to 36% margin, with 21% undecided. There’s a similar partisan breakdown when it comes to bathroom policy.” (Read more from “Poll: Majority Oppose Transgender Athletes on Opposite-Sex Teams” HERE)

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