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52 per cent of Americans say Donald Trump is a RACIST

52 per cent of Americans say Donald Trump is a RACIST in new poll and only 37 per cent are sure he isn’t in survey published as Democrat senator calls him ‘racist scum’

A slight majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump is a racist, a new survey found. 

A Yahoo News/YouGov poll found 52 per cent of U.S. adults believe the president is a racist, while another 37 per cent of those polled said he was not. Eleven per cent answered that they didn’t know. 

Americans were divided by political party and race on how they viewed Trump. Democrats, like Sen. Ed Markey, who referred to the president as a ‘racist’ and ‘scum’ Monday on Twitter, were most likely to believe he’s a racist. 

President Trump is viewed as a racist by a slim majority in the United States. A new poll found 52 per cent of Americans said yes when asked if he is a racist 

Democrats were more likely to consider Trump a racist. Sen. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, tweeted Monday that Trump is 'racist' and 'scum'

Democrats were more likely to consider Trump a racist. Sen. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, tweeted Monday that Trump is ‘racist’ and ‘scum’ 

Americans are split by political party and race on whether they believe President Trump is a racist

Americans are split by political party and race on whether they believe President Trump is a racist 

Republicans are nearly twice as likely to approve of President Trump's tweeting than the average American adult

Republicans are nearly twice as likely to approve of President Trump’s tweeting than the average American adult 

‘Donald trump is scum for fueling racist hate and violence in our country,’ the Massachusetts Democrat wrote.  

Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, called President Trump 'racist' and 'scum' in a tweet Monday

Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, called President Trump ‘racist’ and ‘scum’ in a tweet Monday 

 

Of the Democrats surveyed, 86 per cent believed Trump is a racist, while just 6 per cent did not. 

Only 13 per cent of Republicans believed Trump is a racist, while 80 per cent said he’s not. 

Among independents, 56 per cent said they thought Trump is a racist, while 33 per cent did not. 

Black Americans were most likely to think Trump is a racist. 

Seventy-four per cent of black Americans surveyed said they believed Trump is a racist, while 13 per cent did not. 

Among Hispanic Americans surveyed, 71 per cent said Trump is a racist, while 19 per cent did not. 

White Americans were split on whether they viewed Trump as a racist. 

Forty-three per cent of white Americans said yes, while 46 per cent of white Americans said no. 

Pollsters also asked Americans about Trump’s Twitter account. 

Just 33 per cent of all adults surveyed believed Trump should continue tweeting, while more than half – 54 per cent – said he should stop. 

Republicans most approved of Trump’s continued tweeting. 

Sixty-two per cent of Republicans surveyed said Trump should keep tweeting. 

That’s in comparison to 12 per cent of Democrats and 29 per cent of independents.  

The Yahoo News/YouGov was conducted on May 29 and May 30 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 per cent.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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