Thursday, November 03, 2016

Pew Research: Harder for Clinton Supporters to Respect Trump Supporters than Vice Versa

I didn't see this coming. Maybe because of the "Put her in jail" chants with no corresponding "Put him in jail" chants. Though there is low level chortling about Trump ruining his brand and literally paying for it in low revenues in the years to come.

Pew Research:
Nearly six-in-ten registered voters who back Clinton (58%) say they have a “hard time” respecting someone who supports Trump for president; 40% say they have “no trouble” with it. Nearly the opposite is true among Trump supporters, with 56% saying they have no trouble respecting someone who backs Clinton and 40% saying they do have trouble with it.
Blacks (50%) , Hispanics (53%), senior citizens (49%), and those without a college degree (46%) are the most accepting among Hillary supporters. White Women (68%) and college grads (66%) are most negative among Clinton supporters.

Trump supporters 65 and over (48%) have the hardest time respecting Clinton supporters. Younger Trump supporters, 18-35 (69%), find it easiest.


OregonGuy said...

I believe the greatest fear of the Hillary supporter is the fear someone might find out they don't agree with the group.

T. D. said...

OG, I can't get into the heads of most Hillary supporters. I do have one friend and lots of family members who are voting for her because of the fear of Trump. I have two friends who are died in the wool liberals but who didn't seem to have fear of Trump, but vote for Hillary because she's the closest to their views. I have lots of friends and a few family members voting for Trump because of the fear of Hillary. None of them are the sort of people who disrespect voters for the other (at least I don't think so).

I probably shouldn't have been surprised by the outcome because Dems usually paint Republicans as horrible people who are to be feared not respected. I think most Republicans paint Dems as people to be pitied rather than respected. Maybe that's the clue.

MAX Redline said...

I think that most Pantsuit supporters are also convinced that somehow, Republicans aren't "paying their fair share" in taxes.

T. D. said...

Max, I don't know any naturally pro-Hillary people, but that makes sense given how both Hillary and Obama have been pounding that theme.

MAX Redline said...

As have Bernie and Fauxahontas.

T. D. said...

I haven't been listening to them. Heh. Actually, I listen to as few of all of them as possible. This next four years I'm going to depend a lot on reporting from people whose job/avocation is listening to whoever is president and sorting it out.