Quinnipiac poll: 51% believe Trump is racist

Quinnipiac poll: 51% believe Trump is racist

[Ed. – The same 51% believes that applauding will bring Tinkerbell back to life.]

They neglected to ask the key follow-up question: “If you answered yes, are you considering voting for him anyway?”

Lots of interesting splits here, and of course independents are always notable, but the gender divide may be the most interesting.

White men are -20 on the question. White women are +9. The AP spent some time in suburban neighborhoods this past weekend interviewing women there about Trump’s recent outbursts at figure like Elijah Cummings and the Squad. On the one hand, man-on-the-street interviews touching on race would seem especially prone to social desirability bias, with participants keenly aware that they’re expected to give a particular answer in order to show their own sensitivity. On the other hand, the Quinnipiac numbers are scientific and they are what they are.

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