Over the course of the last month, Reuters-Ipsos has polled Americans (n = 9,397) on whether they approve or disapprove of Trump’s handling of immigration. Discounting the “don’t know” responses shows a slight majority, 52%-48%, approving to some degree.
That top line nearly even split disguises significant demographic differences. Whites approve 59%-41% overall. It will come as little surprise that most non-whites do not. They disapprove of Trump’s immigration approach 69%-31%.
Among whites, there is a now familiar marital and gender dynamic at play. The following graph shows the percentages who disapprove subtracted from the percentages who approve among married and unmarried white men and women and among all non-whites:
With regards to whites we must once again ask which of these things is not like the others?
The distribution for single white women is 34% approve, 66% disapprove, about the same as for non-whites. Among married white men and women and single white men, it is 65% approve, 35% disapprove.
The woman featuring here disapproves. Her unfortunate son, in contrast–if he survives to adulthood–will approve with a zeal so intense it would make the Spartans at Thermopylae blush.
Z-Man’s recent observation seems applicable:
She really meant every word of the nonsense she was saying. That or she was sexually aroused by it. Who knows, maybe the thought of being slaughtered by Muslim savages is arousing to these people. It’s not entirely out of the question, given the state of men these days.
If you haven’t already, see Heartiste’s characteristically trenchant discussion of white America’s major fault line. His rhetorical krav maga is something those who crave #MAGA need more of.