To the chagrin of The Huffington Post, its new poll not only shows that Trump voters are sanguine about how 2017 has gone, while Hillary Clinton voters demur, but in a piece of news that had to be highly disturbing for HuffPo, Hispanics were more likely to say that it has been a good year than a bad year.
While Donald Trump has been pilloried repeatedly for his positions vis-à-vis Hispanics, whether it was his comment about some Mexicans being rapists or his insistence on building a wall on the Southern border of the United States, the expectation on the Left has been that Trump would be hugely unpopular with Hispanics. But no; 47% of Hispanics felt they were having a good or excellent year while 41% felt they were having a fair or poor year.
The poll reflected something truly surprising; for all of the rhetoric about the GOP favoring whites over people of color, the poll found Trump was underwater, 46%-48% with whites, while six percentage points to the good among Hispanics. Among blacks, only 25% felt they were having a good or excellent year; 63% felt otherwise.
Among Trump voters, 73% felt they were having a good or excellent year; only 25% felt they were having a fair to poor year. Clinton voters were 31% good to excellent, 65% fair to poor. Men were roughly split, 48% good to excellent and 46% fair to poor; 40% of women felt they were having a good or excellent year, while 51% disagreed.
Overall, roughly one-third of the public felt 2017 has been an excellent or good year for the U.S. as a whole, while 56% disagreed.