July 19, 2016

HATE IS ALL HE OFFERS:

One Way Ted Cruz's Supporters Are More Like Hillary Clinton's Than Donald Trump's : They're not as racist, according to polling from Reuters. (Lisa Wade, 7/19/16, Pacific Standard)

A set of polls by Reuters/Ipsos -- the first done just before Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of the primary race and the second sometime after -- suggests that, when it comes to attitudes toward African Americans, Republicans who favored Cruz and (especially) Kasich have more in common with Hillary Clinton supporters than they do Donald Trump supporters.

The first thing to notice is how overwhelmingly common it still is for Americans to believe that "black people in general" are less intelligent, ruder, lazier, and more violent and criminal than whites. Regardless of political affiliation of preferred candidate, at least one-in-five and sometimes more than one-in-three will say so.

But Trump supporters stand out. Clinton and Kasich's supporters actually have quite similar views. Cruz's supporters report somewhat more prejudiced views than Kasich's. But Trump's supporters are substantially more likely to have negative views of black compared to white people, exceeding the next most prejudiced group by 10 percentage points or more in every category.

Posted by at July 19, 2016 7:52 PM

  

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