54% Believe Trump Wants U.S. to be White Supremacist Nation; 26% Think It Already Is

Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters believe President Trump wants a nation based upon White Supremacy. That’s down slightly from 57% in November.

The latest ScottRasmussen.com poll also found that 26% believe it is fair to call the United States a White Supremacist nation. That’s down from 28% in November.

  • On a partisan basis, 84% of Democrats believe the president would like to see our nation based upon White Supremacy. Fifty-two percent (52%) of Independents agree as do 21% of Republicans.
  • Seventy-six percent (76%) of black voters believe President Trump wants White Supremacy in the U.S., a view shared by 72% of Hispanic voters and 44% of white voters.
  • Eighty-three percent (83%) of liberal voters believe that to be true as do 60% of moderates and 24% of conservatives.

Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, 24% believe he wants a White Supremacist nation. Putting that in a larger context, 7% of all voters both Strongly Approve of the president and do so believing that he wants a nation based upon White Supremacy.

Among voters who Strongly Disapprove of the president, 90% believe he dreams of a White Supremacist nation (see crosstab results).

Forty-one percent (41%) of black voters  believe that is fair to call the United States a White Supremacist nation today. Twenty-nine percent (29%) of Hispanic voters agree with that assessment as do 21% of white voters.

Among all voters, 27% believe most white Americans favor a nation based upon White Supremacy. Thirty-six percent (36%) believe most conservatives hold that view. Twenty-eight percent (28%) believe most liberals do as well.

Data released earlier showed that 74% are proud of our nation’s history while 26% are ashamed of it.

Amidst competing perceptions of our past, Scott Rasmussen has written that there is hope and common ground for the future. In the competition between our nation’s noble founding ideals and the shameful history of institutionalized racism, voters overwhelmingly believe the noble strand will dominate American politics in the future. It’s a view widely shared across partisan and ideological lines.

Our task today is to make that expectation a reality. Now is the time for the shameful strand of our history to die and the noble strand to flourish. To make this happen, we must be totally committed to shaping the culture by building a society worthy of our highest ideals. It is time to recognize that America’s War of Independence and the Civil Rights Movement were part of the same revolution, a revolution for liberty, equality, and self-governance.

Those ideals are the essentials we can build upon together while agreeing to disagree on the details of policy.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted July 18-19, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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