As the battle over who should be able to use what bathroom rages on in North Carolina and nationwide, opponents of transgender-friendly rules say public opinion is on their side.
Tim Moore, the speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives, said it’s an overwhelming consensus.
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Speaker: House Speaker Tim Moore
Statement: Eighty percent of North Carolinians support “the concept that men should not be in women’s restrooms, changing rooms, bathrooms, etc.”
Ruling: Two polls by a conservative polling group found 70 and 80 percent of the public oppose letting transgender people use the bathroom of their choice, although we had some serious doubts about the question that found the 80 percent support. Two polls from a less partisan pollster in partnership with TV stations have found 56 percent and 51 percent of North Carolinians share that opposition. We rate this claim Half True.