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Poll: Almost half of Iowans support limiting trans bathroom access

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A poll released over the weekend found that 47% of Iowans support requiring transgender students to use the bathroom for the gender they were assigned at birth.

The poll was done by the Des Moines Register and Selzer & Co. It found 47% of Iowans favor such a rule, 42% oppose the requirement, and 11% are not sure. The poll sampled 775 Iowans age 18 or older and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Those who do support the restrictions tend to be male and are overwhelmingly Republican.

The Register reported that those with kids in public schools, opinions matched the general public: 49% in favor of the restriction, and 43% opposed.

The newspaper reported that a bill to restrict bathroom access made it through a subcommittee in the current session, but stalled.

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