Only 33 percent approve of Obama's order on transgender accommodation
A majority of Americans in a new poll say they oppose President Obama’s order telling schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding with their gender identity, rather than biological sex.Hillary Clinton has backed Obama on this order. That backing may hurt her in the coming election.
Fifty-one percent of adults said they are against the decision, compared to 33 percent who are in favor and 16 percent who are undecided, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released on Tuesday.
Parents of elementary and secondary school children are even more opposed to the mandate, which puts federal education dollars at risk for noncompliant schools. Fifty-five percent of parents with school children said they oppose the order, while 32 percent said they support the decision.
Americans also overwhelmingly believe the federal government should not be involved in regulating school bathroom access, with just 24 percent supporting regulations issued from Washington. Another 25 percent said the matter is best left to state governments, while a plurality, 41 percent, said it’s a matter best left to the local government.