Most voters think Trump is a racist - 2019-08-02
A recent survey reveals that a majority of American voters believe President Donald Trump is a racist. Fewer thought Alabama segregationist George Wallace was racist when he ran for the White House in 1968.
Fifty-one percent of American voters believe Trump is a racist compared to 45 percent who do not, according to the survey from Quinnipiac University. This includes 46 percent of white voters who think the president is a racist (50 percent say he is not), 80 percent of black voters who think he is a racist (11 percent say he is not) and 55 percent of Hispanic voters who think he is a racist (44 percent do not). While a majority of women believe the president is racist (59 percent), a majority of men think he is not (55 percent).
The larger implications of these statistics were discussed by CNN analyst Harry Enten, who compared Trump's numbers with those of former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, who ran for president as a third-party candidate on a far-right, white supremacist ticket: