Poll: Kanye West Most Popular Among White People
Kanye West may not be seeing eye to eye with black folks right now, especially after his slavery was “a choice” remark, but it appears he’s in good standing with white people.
According to a new CNN/SSRS poll (via The Hill), white Americans view the outspoken rapper more favorably than non-white people.
The poll revealed that 24 percent of people who identified themselves as white had a favorable opinion of West while only 20 percent who said they are non-white feel the same. Overall, West’s favorability rating was 53 percent unfavorable and 23 percent favorable.
Of those polled, 39 percent feel that West believes some of the controversial things he says, while 52 percent of those surveyed think that West’s comments was a publicity stunt.
Over 1,000 people participated in the poll, which was was conducted by phone on May 2 through May 5 and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.
The poll was taken after West appeared on TMZ Live where he stated that 400 years of slavery sounded "like a choice" and revealed that he had liposuction surgery. Prior to that, the Chicago rapper-producer was getting dragged on Twitter for his pro-Trump tweets and aligning himself with popular YouTuber and conservative Candace Owens.
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