Polling of the Alt Right

Post-C-ville, The Cathedral appears interested in psychologically profiling the Alt Right. Here is one such recent (clearly liberal) attempt to treat white identitarians as a zoological specimen.

With MSM-sponsored polling, how a question is framed is everything. Short of that precise information, make what you will about the following aspects of a recent WaPo poll. Given how The Narrative equates ‘Alt Right’ with ‘white supremacist’ and/or ‘neo-Nazi’, methinx underlying support for the basic concept of white identity politics is stronger than folks realize:

The Post-ABC survey found that roughly 1 in 6 Americans either support the alt-right or say it is acceptable to hold white supremacist or neo-Nazi views…

The survey is among the first to measure support for the alt-right. Some 10 percent of adults support the movement, including similar shares of Democrats and Republicans. While it has gained greater attention after the Charlottesville protests alongside Nazi and Ku Klux Klan demonstrators, just about 4 in 10 Americans think the alt-right holds neo-Nazi or white supremacist views. About 2 in 10 say it does not, while another 4 in 10 have no opinion on the movement.

The Post-ABC poll was conducted Aug. 16 to 20 among a random national sample of 1,014 adults reached on cellular and landline phones. The margin of sampling error for overall results is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Imagine how much higher these numbers would be if the MSM spent any time carefully differentiating ‘white identitarian’ from ‘white nationalist’ from ‘white supremacist’ from ‘neo-Nazi’.

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