73% Of Trump Voters Think Democrats Are Trying to Replace White People With Immigrants and People of Color
Morgan Phillips, Daily Mail, June 8, 2022
A new poll shows that 73 percent of Trump voters believe that Democrats are trying to replace white Americans with immigrants and people of color to shore up more votes.
The so-called ‘Great Replacement Theory’ was cited by an 18-year-old white gunman who shot 10 black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y. weeks ago.
A new YouGov poll asked voters: ‘Do you personally believe that in the U.S., Democrats are trying to replace white Americans with immigrants and people of color who share Democrats’ views?’
Seventy-three percent of Trump voters replied ‘yes,’ while 8 percent of Biden voters said the same. Overall 61 percent of Republicans, 10 percent of Democrats and 33 percent of Independents replied yes to the question.
The survey also asked: ‘Do you personally believe that in the U.S., Jewish people are trying to replace white Americans with immigrants and people of color who share Jewish people’s views?’
Only 12 percent of Trump voters replied ‘yes,’ as did 7 percent of Biden voters.
On Wednesday House Democrats led by Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., introduced a resolution to formally condemn the great replacement theory.
Top Democrats including Bowman, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and others held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to talk about their efforts to fight it.
‘Nazi thinking veiled as political banter can no longer go unrecognized,’ Bowman told reporters outside the Capitol.
He noted the theory’s popular polling: ‘These are no longer fringe elements of our society. Great Replacement Theory has gone mainstream thanks to right-wing Republicans like Tucker Carlson who has mentioned this theory more than 400 times.’
The House is set to vote on a series of gun control proposals, and tucked in is a resolution condemning great replacement theory as a as a ‘White supremacist conspiracy theory’ and reaffirming the House’s commitment to ‘combating White supremacy, hatred, and racial injustice.’
The resolution passed on a party line vote 217-205.
A separate poll of 1,500 Americans conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) found that about 7 in 10 Republicans agreed to some extent that demographic changes in the U.S. are intentionally driven by liberal politicians looking for more votes.