Poll: Most Americans Against Slavery Reparations Even As Democrat Candidates Support Them

Poll: Most Americans Against Slavery Reparations Even As Democrat Candidates Support Them
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Slavery reparations have been a hot button issue in the 2020 Democratic primary race, with many of the contenders being outspoken supporters of the idea. But recent polls have shown that the American public opposes the idea by large margins. As Fox News reports:
 

As Democrats consider the idea of reparations to black Americans for slavery, polling indicates that the public is far from convinced about the idea.

House Judiciary Democrats on Wednesday were holding a hearing in the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee on H.R. 40 -- a proposal by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas, to set up a commission to study and develop a response to the question of reparations for slavery.

But polling suggests that such a commission would also need to change the minds of a significant number of Americans for the move to get support.

A Fox News poll in April found that 60 percent of Americans oppose paying cash reparations to descendants of slaves, while just 32 percent support it. A Rasmussen pollin the same month found that just 21 percent of likely voters think taxpayers should pay reparations to black Americans who can prove they are descended from slaves.


Democrats have, time and again, continued to prove that just because an idea is unpopular (or crazy) doesn't mean they won't support it. And it seems like this time is no different.
 
 Source: American Update

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