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Poll: A Third Of Clinton Supporters View Black Americans As ‘Violent,’ ‘Criminal’

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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One-third of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s supporters reported they view black people as more “violent” and “criminal” compared to whites, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Clinton supporters, however, have a more favorable view of black people than Donald Trump supporters, according to the Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. A full third of prospective Clinton voters reported they viewed blacks as more “violent” and “criminal” than whites, while nearly half of Trump’s supporters held the same view. Over 20 percent of Clinton supporters viewed black Americans as more “lazy” than whites.

A third of Clinton supporters also stated that they did not want to live “in a community with people who come from diverse cultures.” Over 60 percent of Trump supporters agreed.

Thirty-one percent of Trump supporters agreed that “social policies, such as affirmative action, discriminate unfairly against white people.” That number is almost double the 16 percent of Clinton supporters who agreed.

Although Trump supporters were more likely to rate black people with negative traits, a full 50 percent of Trump supporters didn’t rate any negative traits to blacks. Meanwhile all of Clinton’s supporters rated blacks with at least one negative trait.

The Clinton campaign didn’t comment on the poll, according to Reuters.

“Mr. Trump is an egalitarian who believes in supporting and protecting all people equally. This is a stark contrast to Hillary Clinton, whose policies have been a disaster for African-American and Hispanic citizens,” Trump’s senior policy advisor Stephen Miller, told Reuters.

Reuters conducted the poll across April, May, and June, and surveyed over 16,000 likely voters. The poll included 21 questions that pertained to general attitudes about race.

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