What Donald Trump knows about his supporters

They don’t like Black people.  Sure, there’s plenty more to it, but that part is true.  Somehow, I expect his refusal to disavow the support of the KKK of all things will still not hurt him.

Oh, and on a totally related note, check out this graph from a post on the relationship between white ethnocentrism and support for various Republican candidates:

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The graph below shows that, among Republicans, ethnocentrism was more strongly related to support for Trump than to support for the other GOP candidates. Republicans with the highest levels of ethnocentrism using this measure were about 15 points more favorable toward Trump, compared with those who had the lowest levels of ethnocentrism.

Are you a racist if you support Trump?  No.  Are racists a lot more likely to support Trump?  Hell yes.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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