A poll reveals that 77 percent of Americans believe politicians use transgenderism to divert attention from crucial political issues. The survey, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, did not specify whether Republicans or Democrats are more to blame.

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Only 16 percent of respondents think the increased focus on transgender issues benefits society, while 40 percent view it negatively. The 16 to 40 percent split indicates that many Americans see President Biden’s support for transgenderism as a distraction from his political policies.

The poll, commissioned by the Los Angeles Times and The California Endowment, surveyed 1,624 adults in January. President Biden has often voiced his support for transgender rights, including a tweet on Transgender Day of Visibility, where he stated, “You are made in the image of God, and you’re worthy of respect and dignity.”

Democrats have increased their focus on portraying transgender individuals as victims to provoke an emotional conservative backlash and boost progressive voter turnout. In contrast, former President Donald Trump downplayed the issue during his term, while his administration opposed the transgender lobby.

The transgender ideology suggests that personal gender identity should supersede biological sex, while most Americans prefer clear legal distinctions between male and female. The poll indicates that 56 percent of respondents feel media and political coverage supports the transgender movement.

According to the poll, only 1 percent of respondents identify as transgender, 2 percent as gay or lesbian, and 4 percent as bisexual or pansexual. Among these minorities, one in five leans Republican, and 33 percent identify as “very liberal.” The LGBTQ+ community is split on teenage transgenderism, with about half considering it a passing phase.