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POLL: 42% Of Trump Supporters Support Criminalizing Medical Transitions For Transgender Minors

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Approximately 42% of Trump supporters support criminalizing medical transition procedures for transgender minors, a new poll shows.

Sixty-six percent of Americans oppose legislation that would prohibit gender transition-related medical care for minors, a new poll from PBS News Hour/NPR/ Marist found. Of respondents, 28% said they would support that type of legislation.

When broken down among party lines, 69% of Democrats oppose the legislation while 70% of Republicans oppose the legislation. For both Democrats and Republicans, 26% support legislation prohibiting gender transition-related medical care for minors.

The poll found, however, that 42% of respondents who supported former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election said they supported criminalizing those who provide gender transition-related care to minors, according to the poll.

The poll was conducted among 1,066 U.S. adults between April 7-13. There is a +/- margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently vetoed a bill that would ban transition surgeries for minors.

Hutchinson said the bill was “vast government overreach” and that the state shouldn’t jump into every “medical, human, and ethical issue.”

Former President Donald Trump scolded Hutchinson for his decision, calling him a “lightweight RINO” in a statement.

“Asa Hutchinson, the lightweight RINO Governor of Arkansas, just vetoed a Bill that banned the CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN. ‘Bye-bye Asa,’ that’s the end of him!” Trump’s statement read.

Hutchinson’s veto was later overturned by the state legislature, making the state the first to ban transgender surgeries and procedures for minors.

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 19: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 19: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) delivers a speech on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

When it came to legislation that would prohibit transgender student athletes from joining spots teams that match their gender identity, 67% of those polled opposed that type of legislation while 28% supported it. (RELATED: TALCOTT: The Transgender Athlete Debate Forces Us To Make A Choice. Both Are Unfair)

Six percent of those polled were unsure. When polled between party lines, 69% of Democrats opposed the legislation while 25% supported the legislation. Sixty six percent of Republicans opposed the legislation while 29% supported it.

The Alabama state legislature voted Thursday to give final passage to a bill that would ban transgender athletes from girls’ school teams, according to the Associated Press (AP). The bill would ban K-12 schools from allowing biological males from competing on female sports teams.

The Florida House voted Wednesday to pass a bill that would also ban biological males from competing on girls’ and women’s high-school and college sports teams, according to Fox 13.