Poll: Trump Supporters Believe Straight White Men Face More Discrimination Than Gays and Minorities
We thought this was a joke at first, but its not. Via The Hill:
People who voted for President Trump say men are more discriminated against than LGBTQ people, most minorities and women, according to a new poll.
The survey from YouGov and The Economist found that 49 percent of people who voted for Trump said they believed men face either “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of discrimination in America. Forty-one percent of the president's supporters said LGBTQ people face a similar amount of discrimination.
Forty-two percent of Trump voters said Mexican-Americans face discrimination, followed by 38 percent saying the same about African-Americans and 30 percent saying women are discriminated against.
By contrast, only 11 percent of those who cast a vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election said men face discrimination.
Ninety-two percent of Clinton voters said LGBTQ people face either “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of discrimination, with similar figures for Muslims (95 percent), immigrants (92 percent), Arab-Americans (91 percent), African-Americans and Mexican-Americans (90 percent each), and women (88 percent).
Zeke Stokes, vice president of programs at GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy group, took aim at Trump in reaction to the survey results.
“Since taking office, President Trump has been the bully-in-chief, with egregious attacks including ongoing efforts to ban transgender soldiers from openly serving in the military and revoking nondiscrimination protections for transgender youths at school,” Stokes said in a statement to NBC News.
Peter Boykin, founder of Gays for Trump and a Republican running for the North Carolina House of Representatives, said: “I think we are all being discriminated by each other.”
“Right now, the market is more open for people to be of color or gay,” he told NBC News in a statement. “The tables now have turned where it’s now hurtful to your personal prosperity to be a plain, cisgender white male.”
The YouGov-Economist survey polled 1,500 adults across the U.S. from Oct. 14 to 16.