Although most of the political class recoiled at President Trumpâ€™s ban on transgenders serving in the military,Â less than a quarter of American voters think policies allowing transgender service members are good forÂ the military.
A Rasmussen survey taken last monthÂ found thatÂ just 23 percent of likely voters think the decision to allow openly transgender people to serve â€” a decision made by the Obama administration â€” is good for the military. Just under one-third of likely voters â€” 31 percent â€” think itâ€™s bad for the military to allow openly transgender soldiers to serve, while another 38 percent thought it would have no impact.
The surveyÂ also found that 48 percent of likely voters supported a delay inÂ allowing transgender enlistment, while 32 percentÂ were opposed to a delay. Another 21 percent said they were undecided.
President Trump defended the ban on the grounds that military policies should be oriented towards whatâ€™s best forÂ winning wars.
â€œOur military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,â€ heÂ explained on Twitter Wednesday morning.Â (RELATED:Â Trump Says Transgenders Will Not Be Allowed To Serve In Military)