America Has Spoken… New Poll Has Shocking Connection to Trump’s Monument Stance
By: Martin Lioll
on August 22, 2017 at 6:45am
When President Trump said that he didn’t want “to see the history and culture of our great country” torn down by Confederate monument haters, the liberal media made it out to seem that the only people who would possibly agree with the president are hate-group members and aged white cranks.
America has spoken in a new poll, and as it turns out, the media was dead wrong on how many Americans agree with the president. Again.
In a Rasmussen survey, a majority of likely voters said they concurred with the president’s stance.
“Voters tend to agree with President Trump’s defense of historical statues, and few think getting rid of Confederate monuments will lessen racial tensions in America,”
Rasmussen reported when the poll was released on Monday.
Despite widespread media condemnation of the president’s response following the Aug. 12 clash in Charlottesville, Virginia, 50 percent of likely U.S. voters agreed with Trump’s Twitter post that it is “sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.” The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37 percent disagreed, while 12 percent are undecided.
“Just 28 percent believe that the removal of Confederate monuments from many cities will help race relations,” the release said. “Thirty-nine percent (39 percent) think the removal of those Civil War-era statues will hurt race relations instead. Twenty-six percent (26 percent) say it would have no impact.”
Other surprises in the poll — which was conducted among 1,000 likely voters Aug. 17-20 and had a margin of error of 3 percent — indicated that those who identified as being either black or a minority were more likely to think that removing the statues would hurt race relations than white respondents were. Just 38 percent of white voters said they thought removing the statues would hurt race relations, compared with 43 percent of black voters and 42 percent of minority voters.
The Rasmussen poll isn’t alone, either. According to Newsmax, a Reuters poll conducted Aug. 18-21 found that 54 percent of adults agreed that Confederate statues “should remain in all public spaces,” with 27 percent saying that the monuments “should be removed from all public spaces.”
Yet again, the media’s coverage of the statues has missed where the public’s sentiment is on the issue, the same way that they’ve missed it on issues like immigration and policing. (Oh, and Trump’s election, let’s not forget that one.) And not only that, they’ve missed it by a fairly substantial margin.
For some reason, however, I don’t hear a lot about this on CNN. I wonder why…
First it was the Russia thing, now it is the monuments, and next it will be something else. They have nothing to bring to the table – so they have to make up something to make it look like they have some sense of direction – but what is that direction.