Poll: Most Repubs agree with Trump’s ‘go back’ to your country tweets
Well, there's our evidence about pervasive racial bias in the Repub. Party. But it doesn't seem to make any difference.
"A majority of Republicans are on Trump’s side in a new USA Today/Ipsos pollreleased on Wednesday, which surveyed a sample of 1,005 Americans online, including 392 Democrats, 412 Republicans, and 113 Independents.
And while the overall majority of Americans (65%) agreed that telling minority Americans to “go back to where they came from” is racist, and 59% said the posts were un-American — three of the four Congresswomen mentioned were born in the U.S., and all four are U.S. citizens elected to represent the country — there’s a wide, 40-percentage point difference between how Democrats and Republicans feel about this. Only 45% of Republicans believed that telling minority Americans to go back to where they came from is racist, compared with 85% of Democrats. What’s more, among Republicans alone, 57% said they agreed with Trump’s tweets from last Sunday, and a third “strongly” agreed with them.
A separate Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released Tuesday night also found that Republican support for Trump has increased slightly since the racially-charged tweets began dominating the news cycle this week. Trump’s net approval among Republicans rose by 5 percentage points to 72%, compared with a similar national poll that ran last week. But his approval rating among Democrats dropped by two points. And while four in 10 independents said they approved of Trump last week, that dropped to three in 10 after these tweets. His overall approval rating remained unchanged, with 41% of the U.S. public approving of his performance in office. "