Category: politics

Not surprisingly, two-thirds of Idahoans believe the state should decide where transgender public school kids can use public bathrooms, not the Obama administration, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds.

But there is a huge difference between how Republicans and Democrats see the issue, and how younger adults view it as opposed to senior citizens, finds Dan Jones & Associates in a recent survey.

While Obama’s federal Education Department has sent out new transgender restroom use guidelines, many local school districts say it is not much of a real issue, for most schools now have a few “private” restrooms which can be used by boys, girls and transgender students alike – one at a time.

But in conservative states like Idaho, there has still been a hue and cry over the new Obama transgender rules for schools and school districts that take federal money.

Jones finds:

There is a real difference among age groups and political philosophies, however:

There also is a bit of a gender gap – with women being more sympathetic to transgender school kids.

Jones polled 603 adults from May 18 to June 4. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.99 percent.