Only 14% of voters think Donald Trump is politically correct: poll

September 19, 2018

Most voters appear uncomfortable with political correctness according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday. It found that 61 percent of the respondents agreed that political correctness “is a problem in America today.”

A quarter 26 percent disagree.

“Voters view so-called political correctness as a problem and see it as wedge used to silence opposition. President Obama was politically correct, they say; President Trump is not,” the poll analysis noted.

“Just 14 percent of voters think Mr.Trump is more politically correct that most recent presidents. By contrast, 62 percent say Mr. Obama was more politically correct than most of his recent predecessors.” Voters also are attuned to the way political correctness works. The poll found 37 percent say it protects groups that have historically been discriminated against.

Close to half 47 percent say political correctness is “a tool used to silence political and social opponents,” while 17 percent are undecided.

The Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters was conducted September 17-18.

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