Donald Trump’s Identity Politics – The New York Times – Donald Trump Sucks

Donald Trump’s Identity Politics – The New York Times – Donald Trump Sucks

The survey, they write,

asked four questions that captured dimensions of white identity: the importance of white identity, how much whites are being discriminated against, the likelihood that whites are losing jobs to nonwhites, and the importance of whites working together to change laws unfair to whites. We combined those questions into a scale capturing the strength of white identity and found that it was strongly related to Republicans’ support for Donald Trump.

On the basis of that scale, the authors assembled the data illustrated by the accompanying chart, which shows that fewer than five percent of white Republicans who indicated that their racial identity was of little importance supported Trump. Among those who said their identity as whites was extremely important to them, Trump’s support reached 81 percent.

Support for Trump Rose With Embrace of White Identity

A survey found white Republicans’ approval of Donald Trump rose in tandem with the intensity of their racial identification. The survey ranked white identity on a scale of 0 (not important) to 1 (very important).






PERCENTAGE INTENDING TO VOTE

FOR TRUMP IN 2016 PRIMARIES

Majority support

for Trump

White identity

is relatively

unimportant

White identity

is relatively

important

PERCENTAGE INTENDING TO VOTE FOR TRUMP IN 2016 PRIMARIES

Majority support

for Trump

White identity is relatively

unimportant

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