- September 9, 2016
We asked the people who among the two major candidates did they perceived as bigoted. This was a loaded question where we assumed that the candidates were perceived as bigoted beyond the rhetoric coming from both camps. While giving the option we chose to give either or both, taking away the neither option, thereby making the poll restricted to people with strong views. Trump in this campaign has gone after African Americans, immigrants, Latinos, Asians, women, Muslims and even the disabled. He hasn’t gone after Jews recently, but his backers have, and Trump was uncharacteristically silent when prominent booster Ann Coulter, responding to Republican candidates’ support for Israel in a debate, tweeted: “How many fracking (edited) Jews do these people think there are in the United States?” Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a “bigot”: “Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” he said. “She doesn’t care about you,” he said, addressing African American voters, who were not in the room to hear his pitch. “You’ve had her policies. Democrats running some of the inner cities for 50, 70, 80 even over a hundred years. And look what you have right now. Poverty, no education, crime, you can’t walk down the street with your child,” Trump continued. “We’re going to fix it. Hillary Clinton has no remorse.” We got 311 people to respond to the poll and based on the votes that were registered we found that Hillary was looked upon by more people as being bigot and majority of people quoted her racial stereotyping of African Americans by weak attempts like sauce and also the super-predator comment from her past. Overall 63% said that they thought Hilary was a bigot and 33% said that they saw Trump as a Bigot while 4% found both to be bigots. Swing States In the swing states Colorado and Nevada voted in favor of Hillary with 60% and 67% respectively voting against Trump. Apart from that almost all states voted in favor of Donald trump. One observation that we can come to in Pennsylvania, where in general Hillary is doing better is that there seems to vote polarization happening with more people coming behind Trump, despite their reservations. Is that happens, then Pennsylvania may turn out to be a much closer contest compared to what major pollsters are predicting. Iowa had both the candidates tied at 50%. And Pennsylvania and North Carolina saw more than 80% voters siding with Donald Trump. This was a departure from the past when the fight used to be much closer in these two states on other issues we polled on. Top Ten States Vote.us.org respondents in the ten most active states saw a uniform vote against Hillary and Florida where we had the maximum number of respondents we saw Hilary Clinton perceived as bigot by a grand total of 68% voters. This is significant considering that Florida is one state where Hillary is leading Trump by most traditional pollsters. Both as Bigots Utah saw all the respondents voting to say that they saw both the candidates as bigots. Washington polled 33% for both and Massachusetts and Kansas voted 20% and 17% respectively. Neighboring states New York and New Jersey voted 14% and 11% for both while Arizona also entered the double digit with 10% of the Voters seeing both as bigots. A concentrated effort in these states by third party candidates might bring about a larger impact on the elections and also open more doors for the third party in 2020. The opportunity also lies if the third party candidates start a whisper campaign with social campaign and ground supporters to highlight the perception that the two candidates have in terms of their racial track record.
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