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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:40 AM

Young Americans poll: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

Source: Tampa Bay Times (AP)

WASHINGTON Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers.

"You can't be saying that (if) you're the president," says Anderson, a 21-year-old student from Coconut Creek.

That Trump is undeniably the nation's 45th president doesn't sit easily with young Americans like Anderson who are the nation's increasingly diverse electorate of the future, according to a new poll. A majority of young adults 57 percent see Trump's presidency as illegitimate, including about three-quarters of blacks and large majorities of Latinos and Asians, the GenForward poll found.

GenForward is a poll of adults age 18 to 30 conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/young-americans-poll-most-see-trump-as-illegitimate-president/2317106

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Reply Young Americans poll: Most see Trump as illegitimate president (Original post)
teach1st Sunday OP
Sculpin Beauregard Sunday #1
ailsagirl Sunday #16
truthisfreedom Sunday #2
SunSeeker Sunday #3
riversedge Sunday #4
ColemanMaskell Sunday #9
Tarheel_Dem Sunday #5
riversedge Sunday #6
caroldansen Sunday #7
Kimchijeon Sunday #13
JI7 Sunday #8
JudyM Sunday #10
FakeNoose Sunday #14
JudyM Sunday #15
ManiacJoe Monday #18
ManiacJoe Monday #19
Dopers_Greed Sunday #11
LisaL Sunday #12
ailsagirl Sunday #17
Blue_Tires Tuesday #21
Kennah Monday #20

Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:55 AM

1. They see it as illegitimate

Because it is effing illegitimate!! Dump should be removed, charged with treason, and his effing assets seized for money laundering. And before he starts a goddamned war. Now!!!

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Response to Sculpin Beauregard (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 07:58 PM

16. You said it!

Welcome to DU, Sculpin!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:56 AM

2. Interesting!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:08 AM

3. K & R

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:49 AM

4. Tells me that the Dems need to find a youngin for 2020!!.....graph.....




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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:21 AM

9. You mean young like Bernie Sanders? Didn't he get a lot of support from younger people?

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 02:14 AM

5. I'm not young (far from it), but I certainly agree with them. n/t

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 02:36 AM

6. I stand with you:-)

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 04:02 AM

7. I hear that a lot from all ages. People reject him as president.

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Response to caroldansen (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:28 PM

13. True, all ages reject him.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:38 AM

8. 53 percent of young whites see him as legitimate

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:22 AM

10. We still need to stop normalizing him and get him out.

He is lowering the bar on acceptable conduct just as Scalia (may he rot in hell) did.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:39 PM

14. Yes of course

... but there's a difference between being "illegitimate" and "unacceptable."

If the poll had been conducted correctly they would have asked the questions in a less confusing way.

If Trump's Presidency is truly illegitimate then he was never elected President, and the election was done incorrectly/illegally. The Supreme Court would be the only body to rule on that, and to set out a procedure for getting a new President elected.

On the other hand, if Trump is the legitimate President, but his behavior is unacceptable, then he can be removed by impeachment. There are laws in place to determine the next steps for impeachment/trial.


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:10 PM

15. I agree, good points. However, its more likely Congress that will be responsible for determining

the proper remedy if he is illegitimate. The supremes can rule it is illegitimate but they would need to send it to congress to craft law to address it.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:46 PM

19. Exactly. Illegitimate seems to be the wrong word.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:55 AM

11. Now if only they would vote.

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:56 AM

12. Well, exactly.

Regardless of whether they think him legitimate or not, there he is. Still a president.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:00 PM

17. But he's not **legitimately** president

And never will be.

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:46 PM

21. +1000

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:32 PM

20. Guess it's official. He's a bastard. (n/t)

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