Trump supporters agree with his view on race in America…Trump at 7 months in…Poll…

His first comments was against white power racial supporters…

His  second round of comments pushed that EVERYONE was responsible for the actions in the Charlottesville violence…And he was supporting the view the whites are actually discriminated more than minorities and Jews…

His comments yesterday went back to his first ones in him saying he IS against the White Power movement…

A new PPP Poll reports that most Trump supporters actually support his second comments…..

The Poll asks a few questions that do NOT paint a good picture for Donald Trump numbers wise….

PPP’s newest national poll finds that Donald Trump’s approval rating is pretty steady in the wake of the Charlottesville attack, probably because his supporters think that whites and Christians are the most oppressed groups of people in the country. 40% of voters approve of the job Trump is doing to 53% who disapprove, little change from the 41/55 spread we found for him in July.

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.

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 possible….


Things are continuing to look good for Democrats in 2018, as they lead the generic Congressional ballot 49-35. The 14 point lead for Democrats may be too good to be true though- it’s a function of a highly divided Republican base at this point. While Clinton voters say they’ll vote Democratic for Congress next year 90-4, Trump voters say they will vote Republican by only a 74-13 margin. Part of the reason Republicans have done better than expected in 2014 and 2016 is they were divided earlier in the cycle and came together by the end, we will see if that trend continues in 2018….

Trump approval…

Trump continues to be unpopular, with a 40/53 approval spread. Voters think he has failed on two of the core promises of his campaign. Only 15% believe he has been successful in ‘draining the swamp,’ to 64% who say he hasn’t. Even among Trump’s own voters just 26% think he has delivered on this promise to 53% who say he hasn’t. When it comes to whether Trump has come through on ‘Making America Great Again,’ just 33% of voters say he has to 59% who say he hasn’t….

Trump 2020…

Trump continues to trail both Bernie Sanders (51/38) and Joe Biden (51/39) by double digits in possible 2020 match ups. PPP never found Hillary Clinton up by more than 7 points on Trump in 2016. Sanders and Biden each win over 12-14% of the folks who voted for Trump last year. Also leading Trump in hypothetical contests at this point are Elizabeth Warren (45/40), Mark Cuban (42/38), and Cory Booker and Trump Twitter Target Richard Blumenthal (42/39). Trump ties Kamala Harris at 39% each and John Delaney at 38% each.

Generally speaking just 57% of Republicans want Trump to be the party’s nominee again in 2020 to 29% who say they would prefer someone else. That 28 point margin for Trump against ‘someone else’ is the same as his 28 point lead over Mike Pence at 52/24. Both Ted Cruz (a 40 point deficit to Trump at 62/22) and John Kasich (a 47 point deficit to Trump at 68/21) are evidently weaker potential opponents than ‘someone else.’….

Trump Impeachment…

….for the fourth month in a row we find a plurality of voters in support of impeaching Trump- 48% say he should be impeached to 41% who disagree. And there continues to be a significant yearning for a return to the days of President Obama- 52% of voters say they wish Obama was still President to only 39% who prefer having Trump in the White House….

Trump and the Media….

With the absence of a ‘Crooked Hillary,’ ‘Lying Ted,’ ‘Little Marco,’ or ‘Low Energy Jeb’ to use as his foil while President, Trump has taken to attacking various media outlets as his new foes. He’s losing to them in a way that he never trailed during the campaign in our polling though….


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17 thoughts on “Trump supporters agree with his view on race in America…Trump at 7 months in…Poll…”

  1. While there are many reasons to take PPP (D) with a grain of salt at this point in a cycle, (they clearly have a stated agenda and will use questions to produce the results they are looking for), that number of Republicans who do not want Trump to be the 2020 nominee, this early in his Presidency, is pretty substantial and unprecedented.

  2. I have no reason to doubt this poll. Republicans have been playing the white Christian victim card for years. Trump is just more blatant about it. Previous Republicans wouldn’t have been so bold as to say “they ” are taking away “our” culture as the President did last night at that hate filled Arizona rally. But it’s been their MO for years.

  3. I don’t know who “they” refers to specifically. Surely not anyone who had been or was nominated for President as a Republican previously.

  4. And as I like to point out, the candidate in recent history that portrayed themselves publicly as the candidate of “hard working white Americans” (as opposed to the others) was certainly not a Republican.

    That might have come across as pretty “blatant.”

  5. Sure keep bringing up the occasional gaffe by a Democrat. It doesn’t change the fact that Pat Buchanan must be very happy what became of his party. He probably would have gotten thank you notes from David Duke too.

  6. That was a “gaffe?” She and Bill sure had a bunch of racially related “gaffes” when they were running against Obama.

  7. Yep she and Bill were so racist they only got 90+% of the black vote each of the three times they faced a GOP Presidential nominee.

    I was going to comment on your take of how Hillary Clinton would have been wrong to call Trump out on stage for his creepiness to women but I think this comment kind if kills two birds with one stone. Your defense of Republicans and your hatred of all things Clinton does not make you an expert on how women or African Americans feel.

  8. Not against Obama, she didn’t.

    And the stuff from 2008 came after his races. Clearly, she was lucky to face Trump, but also, a lot of people on the left get convenient amnesia when it comes to things they want to sweep under the rug.

  9. “Clearly she was lucky to face Trump”

    Clinton would have won the African American vote overwhelmingly against any GOP nominee.

  10. She would have definitely won a majority, but a more mainstream Republican would have made far deeper inroads in the black vote against her.

    I do not know however how Diamond & Silk (Trump’s superfans) would have voted nor the guy from last night’s rally holding the “Blacks For Trump” sign who apparently has an extremely checkered past.

  11. Yeah sure, those “far deeper inroads” that every GOP nominee is going to make with the African American vote. And one day the Blues are gonna win the Stanley Cup too!

  12. Trump fans will argue vociferously that he got more black votes than any Republican could ever hope for.

    I do not happen to agree with that, but something like that is so subjective it is hard to disprove.

    It is definitely the case that Trump appealed to some voters, including some African-American voters, that a traditional Republican could not have done.

    (The macro argument I make is that a more traditional Republican would have done, far far better than Trump among upscale white voters)

  13. New Poll: Some Americans Express Troubling Racial Attitudes Even as Majority Oppose White Supremacists

    A new Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center for Politics finds that while there is relatively little national endorsement of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, there are troubling levels of support for certain racially-charged ideas and attitudes frequently expressed by extremist groups. The survey also found backing for keeping Confederate monuments in place, the removal of which has become a hot-button issue in communities across the country.

    As is often the case, these survey results can be interpreted in two quite different ways. On the one hand, despite the events in Charlottesville and elsewhere, few people surveyed expressed direct support for hate groups. But on the other hand, it will be disturbing to many that a not insubstantial proportion of those polled demonstrated neutrality and indifference or, worse, expressed support for antiquated views on race,,,

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  14. I’m not the least surprised at these results.

    Indeed, I think they likely understate the degree of actual racial prejudice that exists in this country.

    I believe more Americans than we realize take the attitude,

    “Not that I agree with these White Supremacists ,but…….”

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