Skip to comments.More US voters see white nationalism as a threat: poll
Posted on 08/07/2019 5:25:58 PM PDT by onyx
The number of U.S. voters who see white nationalism as a threat is greater today than five months ago, according to a new poll.
Forty-seven percent of voters said they perceive white nationalism as a threat, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday and taken in the days after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, last weekend. Its a 10-point increase from March, when 37 percent of voters said white nationalism was a threat in poll that followed the New Zealand mosque shootings.
The gunman in the New Zealand attack, which killed 51 people, allegedly wrote a manifesto filled with anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and white supremacist language. The accused gunman in the killing of 22 people in El Paso Saturday is also the reported author of a manifesto that spoke of a Hispanic "invasion."
Voters now view white nationalism as a threat on statistically similar levels as Islamic extremism, at 49 percent, based on the poll.
The uptick in viewing white nationalism as a threat was larger among Democrats and independents than it was amongst Republicans. The poll found an 11-point increase among Democrats, from 58 percent to 69 percent, and a 12-point jump among independents, from 33 percent to 45 percent.
The perceived white nationalist threat among Republicans increased from 17 percent to 22 percent.
One-third of voters said they blame Trump a lot for mass shootings, which is an 11-point increase from a poll last year. The majority of Democrats, 59 percent, blame Trump, and just four percent of Republicans blame Trump a lot for mass shootings, according to the poll.
The results follow two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that killed a combined total of more than 30 people.
It has reignited Democrats call for gun control laws, as well as invigorated Democrats in calling out Trumps divisive rhetoric.
Trump defended his rhetoric against accusations that it's to blame for the attacks. He told reporters Monday his rhetoric brings people together.
The poll surveyed 1,960 registered voters between August 5 and 7. There is a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
RACIST! WHITE SUPREMACY!
Thankfully, ELECTION 2020 IS OVER 1 YEAR AND 3 MONTHS AWAY!
THE GOP NOMINATING CONVENTION TAKES PLACE "NEXT" AUGUST!
The Hill of Crap needs a few shovels
Old dog. No new trix. Still cherish this country. Me bad.
You've got be kidding me - you actually believe this garbage?? Don't be a sucker...and look up the term "gaslighting".
Ayn Rand once posited that if popular opinion polls were all anyone relied on, New York City would be deemed not to exist, because it contradicts the beliefs of a majority of people in the world. What do the facts say about ‘white nationalism’? How many are there? How are they organized? Where are they located?
Whom did they poll? People at the DNC HQ?
Polls are things that can be constructed, contrived, or construed in any manner to achieve a result such as this one.
Another garbage push poll.
Yeah, the 0.1% of white nationalists who were a problem 5 months ago are still the same problem: Very small.
All because the leftist 'Rats don't want you to focus on the Venezuelan Utopia that they want to create here.
Yeah, people are scared to go to White neighborhoods.
Yes and at MSNBC,CNNN,and people in the DC burbs.
Sheep perceive what they were told to perceive.
Progressives are American enimies and must be exterminated for America to exist.........Nationalist Proviso
thanks ivanka and donald
Now, all the left-wing media needs to do is to label Trump a “white nationalist”. Then they’ll be ready for the 2020 election. Issues won’t even need to enter into the picture.
Racist; white nationalist; Islamophobic; anti-LGBT, anti-women; anti-immigrant; Putinista, anti-poor, rich-evil-greedy hater ....
Only labels, even if none of them are true, is all that the democrats will run on.
Is “white and patriotic” now a triggering phrase rather than a description? Apparently.
Where are all of these white nationalists?
For all I’ve heard and seen the media and other useful idiots hysterically rant about white nationalists, I’ve yet to see actual proof of one. It’s just like their other lies: meant to denigrate and dehumanize anyone who stands up for American values, but completely devoid of any facts or substance.
I’m more concerned about those who keep tagging these labels on people. We’ve seen what their ideological counterparts in other countries have done since the 1800s, and it is not pretty.
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