US: Disgrace: 51% of Democrats, 37% of Republicans support making “hate speech” a crime

YouGov conducted a nearly but not quite identical poll (more on that in a minute) on this topic last October. I made a big deal about it at the time and have had liberal friends ever since telling me that it’s a fluke result, that most Democrats don’t really support banning hate speech, and that I’m generally being alarmist. Well, here’s YouGov’s sequel. I’m done entertaining doubts that this is a real problem.

Don’t start hissing at the left yet, though. I hate to say it but it ain’t their party that’s growing in support for making hate speech a crime…


  • Hard Little Machine

    Well fuck all those niggers faggots and ragheads then.

  • Alain

    I suggest that we are looking at two very different groups regardless of the political label they wear. One group stands for and promotes liberty and freedom and the second group, often called statists, seek to stamp out individual liberty and freedom. By the stand they take on the most basic freedom, free speech, you will know them.

  • mauser 98

    37% of Republicans?…pphhrrttt
    100% if Barry tells ’em

  • Xavier

    Anyone here still a Republican?


  • barryjr

    Just ask Ezra how hate speech bans work.

  • terrence

    Yet another example of how the Democrat Party is EVIL, and the Republican Party is STUPID!

    • Frau Katze

      That could be generalized to Canada too.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I guess I’m old enough to remember when teaching the Constitution was required in school.