Washington Post Poll: 60% Say Trump Is A Bigot

The Washington Post reports:

If Clinton’s goal was to force a public discussion of Trump’s bigotry and chauvinism, well, the Post poll finds that a large majority of Americans agree with her that Trump is biased against women and minorities, including among the voter groups that Trump needs to improve among in order to win.

The Post poll, which found Clinton leading Trump by five points among likely voters nationwide, also found that 60 percent of Americans believe Trump “is biased against women and minorities,” with 48 percent believing that strongly. According to the crosstabs, college educated whites believe this by 57-41, and college educated white women — a crucial demographic that the campaigns are fighting over — believe it by 61-39.

What’s more, majorities of college educated white men and non-college white women also believe this. Indeed, as James Downie puts it: “At this point, the only group of voters that doesn’t think Trump is biased is white men without a college degree.”

Meanwhile, on the question of which candidate has the right personality and temperament to be president, large majorities of Americans overall (61-30) and college educated whites (61-32) pick Clinton, not Trump. It’s hard to know how related that is to perceptions of Trump’s bigotry, but most indications are that Trump has to improve among college educated whites to win, and it’s hard to see how such perceptions help him.

  • Todd20036

    Keep in mind, some of Trump’s fans think Trump is a bigot, and that’s why they will vote for him

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Feature not a bug.

    • Rolf

      And you can clearly see why he “loves the poorly educated”, as they clearly love him.

    • boatboy_srq

      Indeed. A follow-up question “If you believe tRump is biased, do you think that bias is merited?” would tell us a lot.

      Typical pollsters at WaPo: the slightly deeper dig that would be far more informative is conveniently left undone.

  • Silver_Witch

    Trump is clearly plying to the GOP members who are full of hate and resentment. Like Rush Limbaugh who knows how these men really think. They are selling hate but might not drink from that well.

    I am satisfied to know that the republicans are reaping what they have been sowing for decades.

  • The alt-Right ain’t right.

    • Ross

      How right you are!

    • I am SO sick of these little catchy internet terms “alt-Right”…call them what they are RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, etc…

    • greenmanTN

      That term, “alt-right,” is seriously hacking me off. They are white supremacists, rabid antisemites, and rabid homophobes!

      Stop letting them “pretty” up their image!

      • David Walker

        Advertising, sir. Advertisers don’t want to lose any bucks and, it seems, are happy with the way coverage is going. Agencies love cute phrases, so “alt-right” will be with us until well after the election. “Brexit” is still in fashion. “Prettying up racism” lets the bigots buy and the manufacturers not publicly agree that Drumpf’s followers are racist bigots. IMO

    • marshlc

      Yes, it’s the same stale old shit, you can find it in editorials from the 1920s.

    • Hank

      This is what “they” really are, under their “hoods”!

      • Falconlights

        This could well be the frightening reality if he is elected. May as well throw a few LGBT in there with pink triangles.

  • Frostbite

    “Shocking!” — Said no one.

  • NancyP

    This is not too surprising. There’s a large fraction of the American male population who resent having to abide by the manners their mothers tried to teach them.

    • David Walker

      And to have a woman as president. The mindset, it seems to me, is “having a black guy as president was bad enough…but a woman?”

      • Falconlights

        IMO, that is the real source of the lies, the continual harassment, etc. of Hillary Clinton. Their hateful sexist little brains CANNOT conceive of the possibility of a woman president.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Yes, the polling for the election ain’t 60 / 40, so people who think Trump IS a biased are either voting for him anyhow, or don’t care enough to vote at all.

  • Treant

    Strangely, the drumbeat of polls like this make me doubt that Trump is as far ahead as the media keeps trying to spin it.

    Some percentage of Johnson/Stein voters will hit the booth and vote for Clinton instead, rather than allow Trump to take the Presidency.

    • SoCalGal20

      One if the recent polls (WaPo?) showed that only about 50% of Johnson/Stein support was locked in.

  • Michael Rush

    These polls don’t really work …
    for example Pence doesn’t think David Duke Is a bigot

  • bambinoitaliano

    Bigotry is one of the few acceptable ‘flaws’ on a candidate in the current election cycle. The 60% will not translate into votes against Trump.

  • WIGuy

    I am shocked that 36% think he is not a worthless bigot!!

    • Phil2u

      I agree. I think that figure is more telling of the reality of the Amcerican mental climate.

      • Falconlights

        Yes, it is. I really wish there was someplace for my wife and me to go.

    • gaymex1

      It’s truly shocking and frightening. I thought it was bad when I baled a few years ago…but now it’s a crippling national disease. When you think it could get no worse, just wait. It will.

      • David Walker

        One of my favorite show tunes repeats the line, “There’s always one step further down you can go.” ‘Murcans seem hellbent on proving that.

        • gaymex1

          I like that song too. I’m trying to remember what that’s from.
          Is it Make Someone Happy.
          Just can’t remember.

          • David Walker

            “Fade Out, Fade In” with Carol Burnett and Tiger Haynes in a Shirley Temple/Bojangles take-off.

          • gaymex1

            Thank you. Sorry but I have a few holes in my gayness. Too many years living with a scientist.
            I did a few shows (Regional Theatre) when I was a youngster, but I could never really sing. Of course, that didn’t keep me from doing shows like “Once Upon a Mattress” or Camelot. Thanks to Richard Burton I was able to sing/talk my way through that and no one was any the wiser. Balls get you through a lot when you’re a kid. lol.

  • greenmanTN

    And 56% say water is wet.

    • David Walker

      Whew! At least it’s the majority and it’s outside a margin of error.

  • Gustav2

    I would like to ask the MSM why Stephen Bannon’s name does not come up more in coverage of Trump.

    • gaymex1

      Yeah…WTF is with that vacuum of info?

  • Traxley Launderette

    Trump’s new Outreach Headquarters in Ohio.

    • safari

      The building is for sale at a discounted price.

      • pj

        should be its really stupid

        • Gustav2

          It was the headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Co. until sales went in the toilet.

          • Tor

            Isn’t architecture wonderful?

          • Acronym Jim
          • Niblet58

            That top one looks like the Star Trek ship.

          • Acronym Jim

            That’s exactly what it was designed to look like.

          • Brianna Amoré

            “I love the idea that space is the final frontier and people want to go there and do something new. It has sort of become my way of understanding life… Star Trek was a very important teacher to me,” the entrepreneur said, adding that he draws inspiration from his favorite character Captain Picard in becoming someone who “figures out the right thing [to do] and stick to it “. Captain Jean-Luc Picard takes the helm at the USS Enterprise-D and the Enterprise-E in the fictional series and is one of Star Trek’s most well-known characters.


          • Brianna Amoré

            Aaaand of course that starship building is in China.

          • Todd20036

            Was it supposed to look like a giant toilet? Actually, if that is the headquarters of a company that makes toilets, then it’s pretty awesome.

          • Tor

            Kinda, sorta. Best I could come up with on short notice. I wish it were Kohler’s headquarters, but…

            It’s on a university campus in China. I guess I could have posted the bidet building, but the word toilet was used. 😉

          • TrollopeReader

            ..at least they didn’t build a toilet bowl around it !

      • Niblet58

        It’s actually in foreclosure.

    • Gustav2

      And just down the road from the Newark basket is Columbus were 1 in 6 residents are 1st or 2nd generation immigrants. This aired last night, it’s long but watch the first 10 minutes.


      • Traxley Launderette

        This is so awesome. THANK YOU.

        • Gustav2

          TACO TRUCK @ 47:00!

    • AlexInIdaho

      Where are the giant colored Easter egg lawn ornaments? It’s missing something.

  • some real words here…

    • Mark

      The other one I’ve heard people say is “He gives me my voice,” which is the same code.

      • IamM

        And means they’re both garbage and stupid enough to think he cares about anything but himself.

    • karmanot

      Mind? He has a mind? Who knew?

  • John Calendo

    A tisket, a tasket, a very orange basket…

  • AndyinChicago

    In the last Washington Post Poll, Trump had 41% support, and 60% said he was a bigot. That means that at least 1% is choosing to vote for a bigot. That is mortifying. Even if you hate Hillary, just don’t vote at that point.

  • Tor

    “60 percent of Americans believe Trump “is biased against women and minorities”

    And many of them think that’s ok.

  • John T

    What the hell is wrong with those 36%? Is it that they’re deaf and blind? Or is it that they don’t want to affirmatively apply the B-word to their preferred candidate when talking to a pollster? Or when they hear Trump’s bigoted logorrhea, does it sound like the natural truth to them? God damn America.

    • Ray Butlers

      They are narcissists by nature. They feel that they should be first in line in all things….and they are not.


    The other 40% are bigots who don’t like being called out on it.

  • TheManicMechanic

    The problem here is other bigots voting for him.

  • Brianna Amoré

    Well this gives me some hope. Now if all the people who are disgusted by Trump’s bigotry get out and vote, we’ll have a landslide victory for sure.

  • Here’s the problem. Joe uses the correct wording and question: “Is Trump a bigot?”

    The answer is yes.

    WaPo frames it as “biased against.” The word “bias” merely suggests an unfair predisposition against members of minority groups and women. Trump is way the fuck beyond mere bias. His xenophobia, bigotry, and misogyny are in plain view.

    For example, this isn’t a guy who has a pattern of not renting apartments to minorities. He’s someone whose rental applications were marked with “C” to indicate they weren’t white and therefore should be rejected, and he was sued for this. That is racist bigotry. This isn’t a guy who has a pattern of treating women as less than men — he flat out insults women for their looks and natural bodily functions. This is rank misogyny and sexism. And not just once but repeatedly, he’s portrayed people of different religions and ethnic backgrounds as criminal, rapists, and terrorists. This is xenophobic bigotry.

    None of what Trump is, is mere “bias.” His prejudices and ignorant hate are right there for all to see.

  • Lane

    So it’s even more important than ever that we get out the vote for Clinton. Not Stein, not Johnson. CLINTON. Deplorables vote.

    • IamM

      Yes. If you have issues with Hillary’s policies* write to her & the papers & your congress critters about them after the election. Like her or not she’s a lot more likely to listen than the alternative, so prioritize: 1) defeat the greater evil**, 2) take the best you can get***, 3) then build on the result**** by pushing for more of the progress you want to see.

      *Who doesn’t? It’s politics not a fairy tale. There’s no good witch to give you

      ** A vote ‘for’ Hillary is twice as effective as not voting or voting for a third party.

      *** That’s Hillary, whether or not you like her, hate her, or don’t particularly care, she’s definitely the least bad option available.

  • IamM

    40% refuse to admit it out loud.

  • anne marie in philly

    well DUH! tell me something I don’t already know!

  • andrew

    The 36% who think that Trump is Not Biased actually think the word biased means that a person swings both ways.