The report also revealed that left-wing politicians are out of touch with their constituents because 67% of Democrats agree that there are only two genders: male and female. Only 14% of Democrats actually strongly disagree with the assertion.
Laws that forbid transgender treatment for children, including hormone therapy and sex-change procedures, enjoy broad bipartisan support. According to the survey, 59% of Americans support outlawing hormone therapy for children, up from 52% in February, and 62% believe surgical interventions should be outlawed.
According to Rasmussen, the majority of Democrats concur that kids shouldn’t have access to sex-change procedures. 74% of voters in the US are against teachers or schools advising kids on their sexual orientation without parents’ permission.
A trend that Democratic legislators have denounced as prejudiced and detrimental to children is the restriction of transgender therapies for kids in at least 18 US states.
In May, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, “I’ve met a lot of parents of trans kids in the last couple of months who have told me these devastating stories, whether they’re in Texas or Oklahoma or wherever they are, saying how they now have to seriously consider leaving their state to protect their child.” “That’s something that we have to call out and continue to be very clear about. These are kids. These are our kids. They belong to all of us.”
Rasmussen’s poll was released just as Pride Month, a month-long celebration of LGBTQ culture and activism supported by big corporations, got underway. Conservatives have launched financially disastrous boycotts in response to this year’s Pride-themed messaging.
For instance, the public anger over US retailer Target’s promotion of Pride products for children has caused them to lose almost $13 billion in market value over the last two weeks. Due to consumer outrage at the brand’s marketing campaign featuring transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, sales of Bud Light beer have dropped by almost 30%.
Mark Mitchell, head pollster at Rasmussen, said backlash to corporate messaging on the issue could be the driving force behind rising support for restrictions on transgender treatments for children. “That would be pretty ironic if their little publicity stunt is what essentially caused a massive 13-point swing in support in favor of laws banning transgender treatment.”