President Biden’s statement that “the rules are the rules, and everybody knows what the rules were going in”, supporting Richardson’s ban, meets with bipartisan public support. Two-thirds of both Republicans and Democrats approve of the statement. Among those who disapprove of the ban, opinion of Biden on this is as likely to be positive (46%) as negative (45%).
Americans tend to approve of the ban on athletes using recreational drugs, with 50% saying they should not be allowed compared to 30% who think they should.
When it comes to non-recreational substances that would enhance performance, there is virtually no support (6%) for the use of hormones, steroids and other such drugs. As many as 86% oppose their use.