New York Times exit polls suggest 55% of white women voted MAGA, more than 2016
Some find this figure worrying.
“More than 2016 after all that Donald Trump has done, all the misery he has caused, all the racism he has aroused, all the immigrant families he has destroyed, all the people who have left this life because of its mismanagement of a pandemic, still about half of the country voted to prolong this horror show, ”political commentator Charles M. Blow wrote in an opinion piece for the New York Times.
“Let me be specific and explicit here,” Blow added. “Whites – men and women – were the only group in which a majority voted for Trump, according to the polls. To be exact, nearly three in five white voters in America are Trump voters.
Anglo-Nigerian women’s rights activist and activist Seyi Akiwowo tweeted with a graph of the polls leaving the polls: “52% of white women voted for Trump in 2016 and the New York Times exit polls predict that it will be 55% in 2020. ”
She received many responses.
“I’m disappointed with what these numbers suggest about white women… but given everything that has happened this year, I’m absolutely amazed at the suggestion that 18% (almost a fifth) of black men have voted for Trump. I certainly didn’t see it coming, ”one user tweeted.
Another posted: “Don’t bemoan white women for voting their interest. We need to reach out to 18% black men and 8% black women voting for Trump (and counting). Both are increases. “
Some wonder why white women would vote more and more for Trump considering he is anti-abortion and has made sexist comments publicly. Perhaps this is because he has positioned himself as the “defender of white america. However, when it comes to making a choice between pro-feminist or pro-white, it seems race matters more.
“The triumph of President-elect Donald Trump represents the failure of many things. One of them is white feminism, ”black feminist author Tamara Winfrey Harris wrote on bitchmedia.org after the election.
White feminists have had a complex relationship with race. Suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who fought for women’s suffrage in the late 19th century, called black men “ignorant” and “along with other first wave feminists, s’ is vehemently opposed to the 15th Amendment which (on paper) gave black men the vote, “the Unbeaten reported.
Besides white women, a higher percentage of each racial minority voted for Trump this year than in 2016. His votes increased among both black men and black women.
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Blacks voted overwhelmingly for the Democratic candidates. Only 3 or 4% of black women voted for the Republican candidate in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Yet Trump doubled that number this year, winning 8% of the vote for black women, Blow wrote.
Black men, who as a whole have distanced themselves from Democrats over the years, have increased their votes for Trump this year to 18%.