A new survey reveals one major cultural issue that provides a massive political boost for Republicans in key swing states.
According to ADN America News, “issues related to transgenderism face strong opposition among swing-state voters, according to a new poll conducted in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.”
The American Principles Project survey polled likely voters — generally thought to be the most reliable of surveys — in six states that were very competitive during the 2020 election on several current issues.
The survey found that 56 percent of respondents favor laws prohibiting biological males who identify as transgender women from taking part in all-female sports programs at the K-12 and collegiate levels. That compares with 33 percent who oppose such laws; 47 percent said they “strongly” support such legislation.
“There should be no doubt about it now: cultural issues are a big winner for Republicans,” noted Terry Schilling, APP President, in a statement.
“While the left-wing media may attack these positions as ‘bigoted,’ the truth is that these are commonsense views held by most Americans, even in highly competitive battleground states,” he added.
ADN America noted further:
The difference on transgender participation in womens’ sports was larger when those polled were asked about fairness. 67% respondents said that the idea trans athletes “have a clear, unfair advantage and allowing them to compete with women will rob female athletes of scholarships and other opportunities” was closer to their opinion than the one that said “not allowing [female trans athletes] to compete with the gender they identify with is unfair discrimination.”
56% of respondents also supported laws banning gender affirming care, like puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and physical sex-change surgeries for children under the age of 18, while 34% such laws.
A slightly larger portion of respondents (59%) supported requiring public schools to notify parents if their child was identifying as transgender in class. 30% opposed such a rule.
According to the survey, GOP candidates held a 6-point lead over Dems in a generic 2022 midterm ballot, 45 percent to 39 percent; 16 percent were undecided.