Public Policy Polling:
The reason Trump hasn’t lost more ground for his widely panned
response to the attack is probably that many of his supporters
agree with some of the beliefs that led white supremacists to
rally in Charlottesville in the first place. Asked what racial
group they think faces the most discrimination in America, 45% of
Trump voters say it’s white people followed by 17% for Native
Americans with 16% picking African Americans, and 5% picking
Latinos. Asked what religious group they think faces the most
discrimination in America, 54% of Trump voters says it’s
Christians followed by 22% for Muslims and 12% for Jews. There is
a mindset among many Trump voters that it’s whites and Christians
getting trampled on in America that makes it unlikely they would
abandon Trump over his “both sides” rhetoric.
The idea that white Christians are the most discriminated against group in America is both bonkers and disgusting. And that’s how we wound up with a bonkers, disgusting president.
Overall 89% of Americans have a negative opinion of neo-Nazis to
3% with a positive one, and 87% have an unfavorable opinion of
white supremacists to 4% with a positive one. Just 11% agree with
the sentiment that it’s possible for white supremacists and
neo-Nazis to be ‘very fine people,’ to 69% who say that’s not
These numbers are much less depressing. But I’m really curious about the people in the middle, who have neither a positive nor negative opinion of Nazis. Who is neutral or undecided on Nazism and white supremacy?
★ Wednesday, 23 August 2017