37% See “The Squad” as Racist Troublemakers; 39% Disagree

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters agree with Donald Trump’s tweeted assertion that the four Congresswomen known as “the Squad” are a group of racist troublemakers. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 39% disagree and 24% are not sure.

A similar divide was found on other accusations hurled on Twitter.

  • Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted that the president is a racist who wants every black and brown person deported. Forty-six percent (46%) agree with her and 46% disagree.
  • Forty-six percent (46%) also agree with Omar’s assertion that President Trump wants every Muslim banned from the country. On that point, 43% disagree.
  • Thirty-five percent (35%) agree with President Trump’s assertion that the four Congresswomen known as the Squad are incapable of loving our country. Forty-one percent (41%) disagree.
  • However, 46% agree that the women should apologize to America (and Israel) for the hateful things they have said. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree.

These results should be interpreted with some caution since members of “The Squad” have a relatively low level of name recognition. The specific numbers probably say more about perceptions of the president than anything else. For example, by a 63% to 16% margin, those who approve of the president believe the four Congresswomen are racist troublemakers. Those who disapprove of the president take the opposite view by a 57% to 17% margin (see crosstab results).

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted July 23-24, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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