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A minimum of 35% and a maximum of 65% of Democrats say the GOP-controlled Senate should've considered Merrick Garland in 2016 but that the GOP-controlled Senate should not consider Amy Coney Barrett now. A minimum of 17% and a maximum of 40% of Republicans say the Senate was correct in not considering Obama's nominee but... Read More
It seems Harry Reid's chickens are coming home to roost: The alacritous president is ready to go: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death was surely less of a shock to Washington insiders than it was to those of us in the provinces--and it isn't all that shocking to us. The late Justice was a decade older than... Read More
Michael S suggests rather than an electorally unified and active black population directing the Democrat party, the DNC tells blacks what to believe and they believe it: It brings to mind the plantation analogy white conservatives love hearing non-Democrat blacks talk about. There could be some truth to it, though as Michael allows it doesn't... Read More
It does not look upon them favorably. Excepting the proper noun "White House" and an instance in reference to the Ryan White fund, the following excerpts exhaustively contextualize contemporary official Democrat doctrine on whites and whiteness: The string "white" makes 23 appearances in the document but is notably absent from the list of "all our... Read More
A few notes upfront. The data on both social class and partisan affiliation are based on self-reports. Until the year 2000, the GSS question about racial identity included only three options--"white", "black", and "other". Those who participated from 2000 onward and self-identified as Hispanic split evenly between "white" and "other" on the aforementioned ternary question.... Read More
The pandemic pandemonium is driving liberals batty. SurveyUSA recently released a poll containing an interesting battery of questions concerning self-described mental states induced by the coronamindvirus. The differences by political orientation are stark. Percentages who say they are anxious: Who say they are depressed: Who say they are angry: Who say they are afraid: Who... Read More
Biden's back. He won the largest primary contest of the season up to this point by the widest margin of the season up to this point, making him the leader in popular votes through the nomination's opening month of elections (with 99.73% of South Carolina reporting at the time of this posting): The power of... Read More
is a lot lower than the blue state rate. From The Council for Community and Economic Research: The following table ranks states, colored in accordance with their 2016 US presidential vote, in ascending order by their cost of living indices: COL index 1) Mississippi 2) Oklahoma 3) Arkansas 4) Missouri 5) Michigan 6) Alabama 7)... Read More
One of president Trump's greatest abilities as a politician is his remarkable ability to bring out the worst in his opponents. Case in point: Nancy Pelosi's cringe-inducing paper-ripping gimmick. Following on the heels of Trump's acquittal made it appear especially petty. Independents were not amused. Net sentiment* by selected demographic characteristics follow: Democrats didn't cheer... Read More
Republican Senator Mitt Romney's favorability, by partisan affiliation, follows. "Not sure" responses, constituting 19% of the total, are excluded: So brave! Surely the newfound respect Romney has earned will pay big dividends down the road:
Is a bill the WSJ editorial board, with its long history of advocating for open borders, should be honored to have helped give life to. From the text of the proposed legislation: The 35 initial sponsors of this open borders bill are demographically representative of new America, one in which border control of any kind... Read More
Supreme court justice is not blind. Like everything else in the current year, it's political. The following graph shows net favorability* of the current crop of Supreme Court justices by all Americans and also by partisan affiliation: The inverse correlation between Republican net favorability and Democrat net favorability across each of the nine justices is... Read More
Rates of household gun ownership, by partisan affiliation, over time. Note the displayed range of the y-axis being 50 points in total, from 20% to 70%: That gun protections are the one battlefield in the culture war the right has largely won on is made even more impressive by the fact that gun ownership rates... Read More
Though strict polling results foreshadow a Democrat presidential victory this year, one possible reason the betting markets see the race as a coin toss is that voters who approve of Trump are considerably more enthusiastic about voting than those who disapprove of him are. The following graph shows net enthusiasm by electoral category, calculated by... Read More
Like Hector and Ajax, Kirk and Fuentes have fought to a standstill. Google search volumes over the last three months for the two variants of contemporary American conservatism: Though interest across the entire country is near parity, there are marked regional differences: Fuentes' America first populism has an important edge in the upper Midwest and... Read More
The following graphs show partisan affiliation among native-born Americans and among immigrants from 2000 through 2018: The first thing to do when you're in a hole is to stop digging. They don't call the GOP the "stupid party" for no reason. GSS variables used: BORN, PARTYID(0-2)(3)(4-6)(7), YEAR(2000-2018)
From 2008 through 2018, the GSS surveyed 814 non-citizens living in the US. Eighteen of those 814, or 2.2%, reported voting in a US presidential election during that time. The number who would have been legally permitted to have done so would of course be zero. Maybe it's transcription error, maybe it's respondent confusion over... Read More
Ben Shapiro, smiter of strawmen: Shapiro asserts that race and ethnicity have no bearing on how people vote. He allows that culture does, though, because culture "is about how people think". Neat if true. But people who think the same way, sharing conservative positions on various things, vote in radically different ways--depending on their race... Read More
From Harvard-Harris, the percentages of American adults (with parenthetical estimates of absolute numbers) who self-identify with four cultural-political movements outside the mainstream and thus of outsized interest to readers of The Unz Review: Democratic Socialist -- 8.1% (20.6 million) Libertarian -- 7.0% (17.8 million) Alt-Right -- 2.2% (5.6 million) Antifa -- 1.2% (3.0 million) Respondents... Read More
A recent in-depth YouGov poll contains a fascinating series of questions about perceived differences in which major political party cares more about members of various demographic groups than the other does. In most cases, self-identified Democrats say Democrats care more about the group in question and self-identified Republicans say Republicans care more about the group... Read More
YouGov released the results of in-depth opinion polling a few days ago. It contains quite a few items of interest, so what follows is a brief discussion of them. - Hispanics express the most satisfaction with the direction the US is going. Net positive direction scores--computed by taking the percentages who say the US is... Read More
The GSS scale does not include descriptors like progressive or socialist, so liberal is as woke as the survey gets (for now): Note the y-axis starts at 25 and ends at 75. I have an aesthetic preference for focusing on where the action is, deal with it! Nearly 3-in-4 white Democrats now self-describe as liberal.... Read More
From GoToQuiz.com, the percentages of respondents in the US who express a partisan affiliation other than Republican or Democrat: The differences are modest (notice the y-axis begins at 20%)--but I did the digging so may as well share what I found--with the only sharp dividing line along sex. Women tend to be more conformist than... Read More
One thing that keeps coming up in contemporary American polling data is how, once race is taken into account, the correlation between age and partisan affiliation is either non-existent or even the inverse of what has tended to be the case over the last several decades. From the enormous--albeit not scientifically collected--GoToQuiz.com survey database, two-way... Read More
Presenting the subsequent data feels like the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's survey results all over again. Recall that the massive nationwide survey of high school students showed Donald Trump cleaning Hillary Clinton's clock among Gen Zers. Maybe minors just ape their parents and then discover themselves in their twenties. Or American colleges and universities really are... Read More
The "far-right" has received four times as much attention from The New York Times as the "far-left" has since the beginning of 2010: Strange given that--according to the conventional two-dimensional political spectrum--the left has moved further left than the political right has moved right over the last few decades: It's a real head scratcher!
An absolute immigration moratorium and reparations for American blacks and American Indians who are verifiably able to prove they are at least third-generation in residency, with a sunset provision that takes effect in twenty years if and only if the official poverty rate is under 10.0%. The annual reparation amount per eligible adult is $1,000... Read More
Predicting Kamala Harris years before she was recognized as a legitimate contender was fun. As she has become a top-tier candidate however, my confidence in the success of her candidacy has actually weakened rather than strengthened. It's mostly on account of my not doing my homework earlier. When I first started making the prediction, I'd... Read More
To express his skepticism about the existence of any morally valid proof for the formula: Somali Muslim + criticism of Jewish influence = white gentiles are evil , Alabama representative Mo Brooks voted against the anti-ism resolution in the House on account of its failure to condemn anti-white and anti-Christian hate, both of which are... Read More
The percentages of respondents in a Reuters-Ipsos poll that ran from late 2016 through early 2017, by selected demographics, who say "all" or "most" illegal aliens should be deported: The sharpest fault lines emerge along partisan affiliation, with other demographic categories that proxy for it like race and marital status rather predictably distributed. A pattern... Read More
After it was all said and done, the partisan swapping of working-class whites for college-educated whites was the only remarkable electoral demographic realignment revealed in the 2016 presidential election. A couple of years into Trump's first term, another realignment appears to be occurring, and it is occurring among all non-Hispanics. That seminal realignment is occurring... Read More
In the state of the union address, president Trump rejected calls for the US to adopt socialism (never mind all the socialism that had been proposed and celebrated during the preceding hour!). The term "socialism" is one he had, up to that point, studiously avoided using since commending his campaign in the summer of 2015.... Read More
I'm skeptical both of it potentially being a real phenomenon and of its general desirability, but the sample size is large and the trend is pretty clear, a trend that contrasts with that of whites. Trump's approval rating among blacks, by age, from an ongoing Reuters-Ipsos poll that commenced a month into his presidency ("mixed... Read More
Stacey Abrams in 2016, on how POC power will electorally steamroll the GOP: Look at Georgia by contrast today: In terms of active voters, it’s 57 percent white, 30 percent black, 2 percent Latino, and 2 percent Asian, which means you don’t need to spend as much time or money on the persuasion part of... Read More
What a missed opportunity. He's been called every -ist and -ism in the book during his entire congressional career yet he keeps getting reelected even when other Iowan Republicans lose, so why play by their rules? Now that he has gone full pathetic pusillanimity, he very well may not be reelected in 2020--if he even... Read More
For the record, if Trump gets a cuck primary challenger like John Kasich or Ben Sasse, the weasel(s) won't win a single state with the quasi-exception of the DC caucus, a result that will be even worse for Conservatism, Inc than if it didn't win a single delegate at all. There can never be enough... Read More
216 writes: From an enormous R-I survey (N = 330,063), percentages by age range who consider themselves "very" conservative or liberal as opposed to "moderately" or "lean" conservative or liberal: Age "very"lib/con 18-29 27.9% 30-39 29.1% 40-49 24.6% 50-59 24.5% 60+ 25.1% Since I ran the numbers I may as well share them, but there's... Read More
The wall is Trump's no new taxes pledge. It's infinitely frustrating to see that he is apparently only now fully grasping that reality. Hell, rank amateurs have been pointing this out from the beginning: The Derb is concerned that Trump, cognizant of how his reelection campaign hinges on the wall or lack thereof, will give... Read More
A theme visisted and revisited here is that political ideology matters a lot to whites, a middling amount to non-black non-whites, and very little to blacks. The 2016 US presidential election iteration: While Trump was the least ideological Republican candidate since Nixon or maybe even Eisenhower, the ideological divide was virtually identical to the more... Read More
Jig Bohnson on why Kamala Harris won't be president: Because of gerrymandering and the stubborn refusal of non-blacks to live around blacks if they can help it, the Democrat bench has few authentically black blacks on deck for the national batter's box. This contrasts sharply to the congressional level, where many heavily black urban districts... Read More
From Reuters-Ipsos polling, the percentages of non-Hispanic whites, by state, who identify politically as Republicans in a two-party distribution follow. The poll ran from January of 2016 through November of 2018 so it serves as a good measure of partisan affiliation among whites in the Trump era. The total sample for the extended survey runs... Read More
Broadly speaking, there are three wings of the contemporary Democrat party--the POC ascendancy, corporate globalists, and socialist progressives. Securing the Democrat presidential nomination will be contingent upon garnering each wing's support, in respective order of importance. Obama won the 2008 nomination by dominating the POC ascendancy vote. Hillary similarly won it in 2016 by doing... Read More
Why the disparity between white leftists and non-whites on the question of political dissolution? White liberals--especially Jews--are strongly opposed while the POC ascendancy is relatively supportive. White conservatives fall in between the beleaguered and the ascendant ends of the leftist demographic spectrum: This bugman does not want secession (via krusty): Even without having looked at... Read More
An overarching reason political dissolution seems likely is how starkly generational feelings about it are. Among Jews, for example, while just 6.8% of those aged fifty and older favor peaceful secession, 35.6% of those under fifty years old do. Those are the buckets I had to use to get statistical significant sample sizes, but the... Read More
A few additional ruminations regarding political dissolution: - What accounts for the exceptionally low level of support for political dissolution among Jews? The first thing that comes to mind is that a national breakup means the end of America's global military hegemony. Many AIPAC members will be out of a job and the American wars... Read More
Political dissolution is an idea whose time has come. Advocating it a decade ago was met with mockery even from many of those on the dissident right. No longer. A few years ago, Pat Buchanan began talking about it. Now it's entering mainstream discourse. From New York Magazine (via IHTG): There is no longer any... Read More
A few more observations from the 2018 midterms: - We hear a lot about the educational divide. Democrats are increasingly winning the college-educated while Republicans are increasingly winning those without college degrees. That's descriptive when it comes to whites (including Jews). It's not so with non-whites, though: - While higher educational attainment is inversely correlated... Read More
Via reader HBS, another encouraging sign that Zs are going to be a cut or ten above Millennials (quite possibly the worst generation in American history): Almost 40,000 K-12 students in more than 300 schools participated in the unscientific straw poll, which was sponsored by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. It gets better. The... Read More
So says Shapiro, anyway. A Reuters-Ipsos poll of tens of thousands of registered, self-described conservatives who intend to vote in the mid-terms suggests that, at least when it comes to political outcomes, Benny Passports is incorrect. The following graph shows the percentages of conservatives who plan on voting for the congressional Democrat candidate in a... Read More
American Indian? Big deal. I'm an M-effing knuckle-dragging Neanderthal, bitches: Where's my POC zombie ascendancy status? And I'm an Injun, too, just like Vox Day: Black Americans are on average far more white than Elizabeth Warren is American Indian: