Whites ‘Losing Out’ To Minorities, Majority Of Trump Backers Say

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listen to him speak during a campaign rally Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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More than supporters of any other Republican presidential candidate, those backing Donald Trump think white people in America are “losing out” because of preferences for blacks and Hispanics, according to a Wednesday analysis from The Washington Post.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted earlier this month asked: “Which of these do you think is a bigger problem in this country — blacks and Hispanics losing out because of preferences for whites, or whites losing out because of preferences for blacks and Hispanics?”

More than half of Trump supporters, 54 percent, thought white people losing out was a bigger problem. The share of Trump’s supporters who believed whites were losing out was 12 points higher than the share of all Republican
voters surveyed in the poll who believe this.

Thirty-seven percent of Cruz supporters and 35 percent of Rubio/Kasich voters also said “whites losing out because of preferences for blacks and Hispanics” was a bigger problem.

Here are the results in chart form from The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent:

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