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Taking America Way Back

There are articles asserting that 1 out of 5 Trump supporters oppose the Emancipation Proclamation.

These are your Trump voters: 1 in 5 wish the slaves were never freed • 2016 Feb 27 • Robin Scher • Salon

The Economist/YouGov Poll asks this question: “Do you approve or disapprove of the executive order which freed all slaves in the states that were in rebellion against the federal government?”

In the full analysis (see question 128), there is no breakdown by candidate support, but it does point out that 19% of all respondents who identify as Republican and 19% of all respondents who identify as conservative disapprove of the Emancipation Proclamation (although in comparison 7% of all respondents who identify as Democratic and 5% of all respondents who identify as liberal also disapproved.)

Lynn Vavreck published her analysis of the data as well. Besides the fact the 20.5% of Trump supporters disapprove of the Emancipation Proclamation, what disturbed me more about the data is how many people still believe that Executive Order 9066 was a great idea. Even 23.4% of Clinton supporters and 17.2% of Sanders supporters approve of the Japanese internment during WWII.

I mean, I guess disapproval of the Emancipation Proclamation shouldn’t be surprising since the U.S. just passed a law banning real slave (vs. wage slave) produced imports and people are already freaking out about where the hell we’re going to get our chocolate and our Nikes.

While wage slavery is bad, real slavery still most definitely exists, and there is a major political party in this country where almost 1 out of 5 of its constituents seem to want to take America way back.

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