Majority Of Americans Say Trump Made Things Worse For Muslims, Hispanics And African Americans: Poll
The poll finds that fifty-seven per cent of all adults say they think Donald Trump is a racist.

Large numbers of Americans think the US President is a racist by and more than half of the Americans think his policies have made things worse for Hispanics and Muslims, and nearly half say they’ve made things worse for African Americans.

A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 57% of Americans think President Donald Trump’s policies have been bad for Muslims, and 56% think they’ve been bad for Hispanics. 47%, including three-quarters of blacks, think they’ve been bad for African Americans.

57% of all adults, including more than 8 in 10 blacks, three-quarters of Hispanics and nearly half of whites, said they think Trump is racist. 85% of Democrats consider Trump racist, but just 21% of Republicans agree.

The results show a stark divide on racial issues gripping the country during the presidency of Trump, who has made divisive comments after a white nationalist rally, called African nations “shitholes,” and promised to build a wall along the Mexican border to prevent immigrants from entering the country illegally.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the poll’s findings. When asked earlier this year what he thinks about people who think he is racist, Trump replied, “No, no. I am not a racist.” He also told reporters: “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.”

The poll, designed to highlight the views of African Americans as Black History Month draws to a close, shows deep pessimism among black people about the state of politics and the country. It finds that more than 9 in 10 of blacks disapprove of how Trump is handling his job as president, 9 in 10 think the country is headed in the wrong direction, and three-quarters think that direction has worsened in the last year.

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The pol shows 45% of whites approve of the job Trump is doing, though only 35% think the direction of the country is improving.

About half of all Americans, including two-thirds of African Americans, think that race relations in the United States have worsened over the past year, the poll shows.

 

Just over half of all Americans surveyed in the poll — 51%, including 79% of blacks and 44% of whites — think African Americans continue to face disadvantages to getting ahead in the U.S. That’s compared with 22% who think blacks actually have advantages and 26% who think race makes no difference in getting ahead.

Majorities also think Muslims (60%), immigrants (59%), LGBT people (52%) and Hispanics (51%) face disadvantages in American society, while close to half (45%) think women face similar hurdles. About 6 in 10 think whites and men have advantages over other groups.

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