A new poll shows that 73 percent of Trump voters believe that Democrats are trying to replace white Americans with immigrants and people of color to shore up more votes.
The so-called ‘Great Replacement Theory’ was cited by an 18-year-old white gunman who shot 10 black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y. weeks ago.
A new YouGov poll asked voters: ‘Do you personally believe that in the U.S., Democrats are trying to replace white Americans with immigrants and people of color who share Democrats’ views?’
Seventy-three percent of Trump voters replied ‘yes,’ while 8 percent of Biden voters said the same. Overall 61 percent of Republicans, 10 percent of Democrats and 33 percent of Independents replied yes to the question.
The survey also asked: ‘Do you personally believe that in the U.S., Jewish people are trying to replace white Americans with immigrants and people of color who share Jewish people’s views?’
Only 12 percent of Trump voters replied ‘yes,’ as did 7 percent of Biden voters.
On Wednesday House Democrats led by Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., introduced a resolution to formally condemn the great replacement theory.
Top Democrats including Bowman, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and others held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to talk about their efforts to fight it.
‘Nazi thinking veiled as political banter can no longer go unrecognized,’ Bowman told reporters outside the Capitol.
He noted the theory’s popular polling: ‘These are no longer fringe elements of our society. Great Replacement Theory has gone mainstream thanks to right-wing Republicans like Tucker Carlson who has mentioned this theory more than 400 times.’
The House is set to vote on a series of gun control proposals, and tucked in is a resolution condemning great replacement theory as a as a ‘White supremacist conspiracy theory’ and reaffirming the House’s commitment to ‘combating White supremacy, hatred, and racial injustice.’
The resolution passed on a party line vote 217-205.
A separate poll of 1,500 Americans conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) found that about 7 in 10 Republicans agreed to some extent that demographic changes in the U.S. are intentionally driven by liberal politicians looking for more votes.
A new poll shows that 73 percent of Trump voters believe that Democrats are trying to replace white Americans with immigrants and people of color to shore up more votes
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., came under fire for campaign ads that critics say have echoed the theory.
In Stefanik’s ads, which appeared on Facebook, Joe Biden was seen wearing his trademark aviator sunglasses, with scores of migrants pictured in their reflection walking toward him.
Stefanik’s ad text said ‘Democrats are planning their most aggressive move yet: a PERMANENT ELECTION INSURRECTION.’
‘Their plan to grant amnesty to 11 MILLION illegal immigrants will overthrow our current electorate and create a permanent liberal majority in Washington,’ the ad continues on to say.
The New York representative, who is the No. 3 GOP lawmaker in the House, on Monday called the claims by media and adversaries ‘disgraceful, dishonest and dangerous’.
The woman she replaced for GOP Conference Chairwoman, Liz Cheney, is also claiming that Republican leadership is contributing to the enabling of radical white supremacist views on the far-right.
‘Any implication or attempt to blame the heinous shooting in Buffalo on the Congresswoman is a new disgusting low for the Left, their Never Trump allies, and the sycophant stenographers in the media,’ Stefanik’s Senior Advisor Alex DeGrasse said in a statement on Monday.
He added: ‘Despite sickening and false reporting, Congresswoman Stefanik has never advocated for any racist position or made a racist statement.’
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., came under fire for campaign ads that critics say have echoed the theory
Some believe that Stefanik and others have promoted this conspiracy theory due to their pro-national security and anti-illegal immigrant sentiments and rhetoric in the midst of record-setting migration numbers in the last year-and-a-half.
Stefanik tweeted Monday about the issue, which Republican colleagues Adam Kinzinger of Illinois claimed was poorly timed.
‘Democrats desperately want wide open borders and mass amnesty for illegals allowing them to vote,’ Stefanik tweeted as the country braces for the end of Title 42 and numbers released this week could show another increase in illegal encounters.
‘Like the vast majority of Americans, Republicans want to secure our borders and protect election integrity,’ Stefanik added.
Kinzinger responded to the tweet with: ‘Badly timed.’