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Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump wading into the bathroom wars on Thursday and breaking with his party laying on the today show town hall the transgender people should be allowed to use which ever bathroom they feel is appropriate Reuters correspondent Colleen Jenkins in North Carolina says lawmakers there immediately responded after trump remarked the campaign for governor Patton occurring all Republican who is seeking reelection in November issued a statement defending the state law the campaign said that the law allows private businesses to dictate their own bathroom policy and a governor is standing firm in his contention that the law is needed to protect students in public schools keeping gender separate in bathroom and shower facilities , drugs chief rival for the Republican nomination Ted Cruz who had already showed support for the law also quick to pounce on his opponents remarks scene he was bowing to political correctness , Donald agreed with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in attacking the state of North Carolina for passing their bathroom or , earlier this week North Carolina business leaders came out against the law after estimating the state had lost tens of millions of dollars and it was bad , the claims many of them are afraid to speak out publicly for fear of being retaliated against by actor dnmt day nearly a month since equality enacted in North Carolina and people on both sides of the issue has shown no signs of backing down when lawmakers return to Raleigh on Monday for their action , and what lawmakers dead but opponents I think they will be there in full force as well they plan to deliver a petition to governor McCrory demanding that the law be repealed and they'll also hold their own rally against the law they call discriminatory , exclusive Reuters Ipsos poll found that overall the public is roughly split on the polarizing issue but opinion varies between age groups , American aged eighteen to twenty nine favor letting transgendered people used the restroom that matches their gender identity by a two to one ratio , among Americans aged sixty or more the ratio is two to one in the reverse