POLL: Majority don’t think it’s fair for women to have to compete with transgender athletes

A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday found the majority do not believe it’s fair for a woman to have to compete against transgender athletes.

56% said it’s not fair, 25% said it’s fair and 19% responded they were not sure.

There was a major split by party:

74 percent of Republicans feel it’s not fair, compared to 59% of independents but only 40% of Democrats.

Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies recently blasted the inclusion of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, who was born male, on the New Zealand women’s weightlifting team.

Davies tweeted “We have men &women’s separate competition 4a BIG reason, biology in sport matters. Separate categories give females equal opportunities of sporting success, the average age of a female Olympic weight lifter is 23. Laurel Hubbard is 43. 30% unfair advantage! Sex not gender 4Sport”

One Twitter user replied “This makes no sense. Would we allow Mike Tyson to compete as a female HW boxer, if he reduced his testosterone for 12 months?”

 

Another wrote “It’s a slap to the face of every woman who trains to get to the top where the benefits are great. If a female was caught juicing, she’d be banned. Swap a syringe for testicles and it’s great though.”