Overwhelming majority of California voters oppose cash payments for reparations, UC Berkeley poll finds

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(US MEDIA GROUP) – In a recent poll conducted by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies, it has been revealed that an overwhelming majority of California voters oppose the notion of cash payments as reparations for the descendants of enslaved African Americans. The results of the poll put significant pressure on Democrats who have long advocated for this cause, despite facing strong opposition from voters. The poll, released on Sunday, demonstrates a stark divide in public opinion. Out of the registered voters surveyed, a whopping 59 percent voiced their opposition to cash payments for reparations, while only 28 percent expressed their support. This 2-to-1 margin highlights a significant hurdle faced by proponents of this controversial concept. The primary reasons cited by those who opposed the idea revolved around the principle of “fairness.” A striking 60 percent of voters stated that it is unjust to burden today’s taxpayers with the responsibility of rectifying past wrongs. Furthermore, 53 percent highlighted the concern that singling out one group for reparations could be perceived as unfair, considering the historical injustices suffered by other racial and religious groups as well. The contrasting poll results pose a challenging dilemma for Democrats. While they have passionately...