From the media coverage of the Trump decision on transgendered military recruits, you would think that transgender drill sergeants outnumbered the people who agree with Trump. So you might be surprised by a Rasmussen poll taken on this subject just one month ago. Even after all the pro-LGBT media coverage of the past year or so, only 23% of Americans thought allowing openly transgendered people in the military was a good idea. Just 12% of active duty troops thought it helped military readiness, while 41% thought it hurt.
Maybe we need a new term, like the “generation gap” or the “credibility gap,” to describe the gap between what people really think and what they feel comfortable saying in this current atmosphere of Twitter shame mobs. How about “the intimidation gap”? For instance: “100% of Americans think the Obama transgender military policy is a good idea, or corrected for the intimidation gap, 23%. Unless those 23% were just really, really intimidated, in which case: zero percent.”