Election 2016 Racism

David Duke Might Have More Minority Support Than Trump

It's just one poll so you can take it with a large grain of salt, but it's possible -- and it does seem plausible to me -- that we live in a world where the former grand wizard of the Klan is slightly more electable than Donald Trump.

A new poll conducted by the University of New Orleans shows that 14 percent of black voters would vote for David Duke, which is a lot higher than Trump's 1 percent support among black voters.

David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard running for an open Senate seat in Louisiana polled 14 percent support among black voters in the state, according to a survey by the University of New Orleans' Survey Research Center. [...]

The poll only asked respondents whether they would vote for Duke, but didn't ask about any of the other candidates.

I was going to make a joke about people preferring David Duke's honest racism to Trump's slumlord racism, but Trump has been openly and earnestly racist plenty of times. Trump spent most of a month attacking a "Mexican" judge who was born in Indiana right down the street from Guy Whitey Corngood.

Maybe some people feel like David Duke has put his money where his mouth is while Donald's money is never where his mouth is.

  • muselet

    Most sane people don’t keep track of politicians—especially a bubo with feet like David Duke—but it’s nearly impossible not to be aware of Donald Trump.

    Without knowing how the question was phrased, there’s no way of telling whether that 14% is an artifact. If the the poll had asked about support for, I don’t know, Ralph Kramden, I think the numbers would have looked similar (in other words, it’s an amusing artifact, nothing more).


    • David Greenberg

      Agreed. Were the people polled asked if they knew who he is. How would a black person who knew who he was vote for him. It would be like a Jew voting for Hitler.

  • Until I see his tax returns Herr Drumpf can’t say he actually has any money at all.

    • muselet

      No, but he certainly has a mouth.