Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Reparations: Still Unpopular After All These Years

The reparations topic came up in the Democratic debate tonight. It remains the case that this is a terrible issue for Democrats. Gallup has just released data that show, while the idea is more popular than the last time they asked about it (2002), it continues to be massively unpopular. The basic data are shown below: the public overall opposes reparations 67-29, whites oppose it 81-16, blacks support it 73-25 and Hispanics are split down the middle. Even Democrats oppose reparations slightly (49-47).
There is no way to look at these data and see the issue as anything but toxic to any Democrat seeking to beat Donald Trump.

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