Juneteenth marks the day the last slaves were freed following the end of the Civil War. Today is about freedom, dignity, and the ongoing pursuit of building a more perfect union.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) June 18, 2021
Yesterday, President Biden signed legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Our latest survey shows that 55% of Americans are “very” or “somewhat” familiar with #Juneteenth. pic.twitter.com/CfAprltfpV— Morning Consult (@MorningConsult) June 18, 2021
Democrats are more likely to be familiar with #Juneteenth.— Morning Consult (@MorningConsult) June 18, 2021
67% of Democrats are familiar with Juneteenth.
48% of Independents are familiar with Juneteenth.
44% of Republicans are familiar with Juneteenth.
*Survey conducted 6/15/21-6/17/21 pic.twitter.com/Yd7dUqs8bb
51% of Americans support employers recognizing Juneteenth as a corporate holiday for employees.— Morning Consult (@MorningConsult) June 18, 2021
25% of Americans oppose employers recognizing Juneteenth as a corporate holiday for employees.
24% of Americans have no opinion. #Juneteenth https://t.co/U2MGq0vdfx
This poll doesn’t bother to tell us who supports making Juneteenth a federal holiday. It does show though that Republican and Independent voters aren’t even familiar with the event and what it represents. In the Gallup poll, we saw that those who were familiar with Juneteenth only knew “some” or “a little bit” about it and neither group supported the campaign.
Note: The fact that Republican politicians DO NOT represent the views of their own voters on cultural issues is the reason why they are so distrusted.