By Robert Laurie
Sometimes I’m baffled about the things pollsters choose to examine. I get polling policies or candidates, but stuff like this? I’m shocked that anyone, anywhere, actually thought “hey we really need to get a read on whether people are comfortable calling roving gangs of rapists and murderers ‘animals.'”
But, that’s what they apparently thought.
As The Hill reports, a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll suggests that sanity has won out, and people really don’t mind it if you refer to MS-13 as a bunch of filthy animals.
A majority of Americans in a new poll believe it’s fair to characterize members of the MS-13 gang as “animals,” according to the survey taken after President Trump faced controversy for remarks during an immigration meeting.
Fifty-six percent of American adults in the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll said referring to members of the gang as “animals” is fair, compared to 44 percent who said the characterization was unfair.
Now, I would have just assumed this. It feels like common sense to me. However, I suppose there might be a group of folks like Nancy Pelosi who think this sort of language “dehumanizes” rapists and murderers. We can’t have that, right?
…Well, turns out we can:
A slimmer majority, 52 percent, added that comments that “dehumanize” members of MS-13 are acceptable.
So, sorry Dems. It looks like your desire to side with anyone who might help you score a cheap point against Donald Trump has backfired. Next time, you’d be wise to stay away from the animals.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 24, 2018
Won’t someone please stand for the rapists, murderers, and drug dealers?