The vast majority of Americans will not vote for candidates who support transgender procedures for minors, a recent survey finds.
According to a recent national survey (pdf) from the Trafalgar Group, 72.7 percent of American voters say they are not likely to vote for a candidate who supports allowing minors to use puberty blockers or to undergo sex-change surgeries Only 27.4 percent said they are likely to vote for candidates who support transgender procedures for children. Among Republicans, the margin is 96.5 to 3.5 percent. Among independents, the margin is 79.2 percent to 20.7 percent. Among Democrats, 57.3 percent are likely to support candidates who favor gender transition procedures while 42.7 percent would not.
The survey was conducted from Oct. 25–30 among 1,080 likely general election voters. It has a margin of error of 2.9 percent.
“I am not at all surprised by this statistic,” Florida mom January Littlejohn told The Epoch Times. “Parents know that children don’t have the cognitive maturity to make life-long, irreversible medical changes to their bodies.”
Once more Americans realize that “gender-affirming care” equates to “chemically castrating children” and “surgically removing healthy body parts,” Littlejohn believes more will oppose candidates who support the procedures.
In August 2021, Littlejohn discovered that school officials were encouraging her then-13-year-old daughter to adopt a transgender identity through secret meetings.
On Oct. 28, the Florida Board of Medicine voted to start drafting a measure that would ban all minors from receiving puberty blockers, hormone therapy, or surgeries as treatments for gender dysphoria. Littlejohn provided testimony.
“I am so grateful about what Florida and the Florida Board of Medicine are doing,” Littlejohn said. “They’re making the doctors and psychologists who are pushing this experimental medical intervention on children defend and justify the practice.”
According to Littlejohn, the biggest “fallacy” pushed by transgender advocates is that transition is a suicide prevention measure.
She cited a 2017 report that concluded—despite assertions that transition is “necessary to prevent suicide”—there is “no persuasive evidence” to suggest that gender transition reduces the likelihood of suicide. Another study showed that the post-transition suicide rate is 19 times higher than that of pretransition youth.
News of the survey brought hope to another Florida mom.
“It makes me feel great,” the mother told The Epoch Times under the condition of anonymity to protect the identity of her daughter. The mom added that she was “given a parenting book by school administration,” telling her if she “didn’t transition” her child “she was going to commit suicide.”
Her then 11-year-old daughter was “socially transitioned” by school staff without her consent or knowledge. She immediately pulled her daughter from the school.
“It gives us hope, those of us going through this,” the mother said. “It helps to know we have so much backing.”
During their first and only debate, Democratic gubernatorial challenger Charlie Crist criticized the measure signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis that limits discussion of sexual orientation in schools and his opposition to gender transition treatments for minors.
Florida Democrat Congressman Carlos Guillermo Smith fought legislation to make it a felony for a doctor to prescribe hormone therapy or perform sex-change surgery on minors. Smith is seeking reelection.
From The Epoch Times