Poll Racism

The Racism is The Point

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

What do self-identified Republicans think of Trump telling several women of color in Congress to "go back" to wherever they came from?

They love if it this new poll from Reuters is any indication. Trump's approval increased by 5 percent immediately after he implied that they don't belong in the United States.

The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar poll that ran last week.

Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has lost support, however, with Democrats and independents since the Sunday tweetstorm.

Among independents, about three out of 10 said they approved of Trump, down from four out of 10 a week ago.

An approval rating of 72 percent among Republicans is actually relatively low so it's fitting that he increased his rating by being more racist.

This is your Republican party in 2019; a party of trolls and goblins.

President Obama held an approval rating of between 80 to 90 percent among self-identified Democrats during his two terms in office.

  • muselet

    Not that there was ever any doubt, but we’re seeing Donald Trump’s reelection strategy: pander to The Base’s fears and worst instincts.

    Charlie Pierce had the best take on this I’ve seen.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    “Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has lost support, however, with Democrats and independents since the Sunday tweetstorm.”

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/499/1*3oWa66-cANdzRauXQ7Rh_A.jpeg

  • Draxiar

    “…has lost support, however, with Democrats…”
    How in bloody hell did he have any support from Democrats?

    • 1933john

      Wealthy Democrats with tax cuts?