Results for - Paul LePage Makes Racist Claim About Drug Dealers Named D-Money Getting White Girls Pregnant

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1. "Now the traffickers ... These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty, these types of guys. They come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, and they go back home," LePage said. "Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue that we've got to deal with down the road. We're going to make them very severe penalties."

Do you consider this a racist statement?

Yes
51%
1,429 votes
No
49%
1,372 votes

2. Less than 48 hours after using racially-charged language to explain his state's drug epidemic, Maine Gov. Paul LePage at a Friday news conference semi-apologized for his wording "slip-up" but accused the press of trying to twist his words. "I made one slip-up," LePage conceded. "I may have made many slip-ups. I was going impromptu in my brain, didn't catch up to my mouth. Instead of saying, 'Maine women,' I said, 'White women.'

Do you believe LePage when he said that he meant Maine women instead of White women?

Yes
17%
475 votes
No
47%
1,328 votes
Undecided
36%
998 votes

3. I'm not going to apologize to the Maine women for that because if you go to Maine you will see we are essentially 95 percent white." Later he clarified, "If I slipped up and used the wrong word, then I apologize to all the Maine women."

Do you think he should have apologized?

Yes
58%
1,626 votes
No
42%
1,175 votes

4. Alluding to one of the "Rocky" movies, LePage told reporters at the press conference, "Yous don't like me and I don't like you."

Do you think it was inappropriate for LePage to make this comment at the press conference?

Yes
49%
1,378 votes
No
51%
1,423 votes
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