A poll by National Public Radio finds that a majority of Americans are tired of being politically correct and want the country to back away from it.
NPR conducted the poll along with PBS, Newshour and Marist and it sends a clear warning to Democrats who want to protect everything.
The poll found 52% of Americans (which also featured the majority of independents) are exasperated with the number of things people are no longer allowed to say.
NPR noted that’s “a big warning sign for Democrats heading into the 2020 primaries when cultural sensitivity has become such a defining issue with the progressive base.”
Marist Institute for Public Opinion director Lee Miringoff told NPR, “If the Democratic Party moves in a direction that is more to its base on this issue, it suggests independents are going to be tested to stay with the Democrats electorally.”
Evidence of this sentiment can be found in Trump’s success. The president championed the idea at the very first Republican presidential debate in 2015, telling moderator Megyn Kelly, “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time, either.”
1,075 adults were polled and the event was conducted Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.