66 Percent Of Trump Voters Change The Channel When Awards Shows Get Too Political
An overwhelming number of President Trump’s supporters change the channel when an awards show becomes too political.
According to a new poll conducted by the Hollywood Reporter, 66 percent of Trump voters said they have stopped watching an awards show because a celebrity started talking about politics while accepting an award, while only 19 percent of Hillary Clinton’s supporters have done so.
That same poll — which surveyed an estimated 800 people who were split down the middle between Trump and Clinton ahead of the Academy Awards this Sunday — found that 69 percent of Trump voters don’t like political speeches at awards shows. (RELATED: Donald Trump Did Not Watch ‘Hillary Lover’ Meryl Streep’s Speech)
Nearly 80 percent of Trump voters said Hollywood does not represent their core values.
Trump voters agreed that speeches have become “too political, boring or phony,” but Clinton voters thought they were “touching, inspirational and funny.” Clinton supporters actually said they would like to see more politics in awards shows.
However, both bases agreed that an awards show speech has never changed their opinion on a political issue.
Only 44 percent of Trump voters said they planned to watch the Oscars this Sunday, but 79 percent of Clinton voters said they would be watching. (RELATED: Oscar-Winning Actress Criticizes Oscars For Only Nominating White Actors)