A YouGov survey released this week contains a battery of questions concerning which presidential candidate is perceived to be “better for” members of several different groups. The results among self-identified Republicans:
When Republicans carry on about the good things they’ve allegedly done for people who will never vote for them (blacks), it’s more than just a cynical ploy to please the groups that will vote for them (white boomers). They genuinely think their policies benefit everyone. We’re all Americans, after all!
Democrats, in contrast, are able to distinguish between the Good and the Bad:
Big business and the rich are groups Democrats–the rank-and-file that is, those with actual power are a different story–take pride in scorning. A substantial minority of Democrats are also happy not to do well by men and by whites, and especially by white men.
It is worth noting that most Democrats do think their party is better for white men than the GOP is. The idea that Democrats by and large are motivated by anti-white animus is overblown. Some certainly are, but most are not.