this question is similar to this question except less pushy, and a bit broader in scope. Is asking these types of questions allowed, or should they be closed as duplicate (in general, not in this case as those questions are different)
If the original question is unsalvageable (closed, heavily downvoted, perhaps even deleted) then this can be a good course of action.
Sometimes the original question might have a valid core-question, but due to severe issues with the way it is written it can not be saved without rephrasing it from scratch. This is especially the case when we are dealing with an uncooperative question author who opposes any edits to their question. I am not saying that this is a problem in this particular case. While the author does not make the impression that they are particularly open to criticism in the comments, nobody actually attempted any edits to the question yet. But we did encounter that problem in the past.
And when a user does the work of rewriting the entire question from scratch, then there is no reason why they shouldn't get the credit for that (in form of reputation and question ownership).
However, the situation can become problematic if the poster of the revised question misjudged the original question. Should it gets fixed and reopened, then we now have a duplicate. So it would be best if people would only do that with questions which were already deleted for low quality or where they are 99% sure that the question really has no hope to get reopened.
Disclosure: I wrote that second question.
On Politics SE I hestitate more than elsewhere to edit questions, especially if I do not support the political position implicit in the question. I would have to ask myself if I'm distorting the original intent too much, or not enough, and in all likelihood I wouldn't be really satisfied.
Here I did not just rewrite the question from scratch, I substantially changed it in the process. The new one is something I'm comfortable to associate with my name (or rather my initials, since I made the decision not to use my full name here). I would challenge the "similar but less pushy" characterization in the meta question -- if that were the case, I should have edited the original.
So to generalize from my specific experience and self-justification:
Having a question on a topic which was clearly loaded (and closed for that reason) should not prohibit other, more balanced questions on that topic on formal grounds.