Remember back during the GOP debate season when Newt Gingrich would describe Barack Obama as the “food stamp President” as often as possible? Critics accurately described the phrase as a so-called dog whistle designed to appeal to bigoted. A new polls suggests the bigots were listening.
According to Public Policy Polling, Newt Gingrich is the favorite candidate of Alabama and Mississippi Republicans who believe interracial marriage should be illegal (and, yes, there are a lot of them).
Even without the dog whistling, it’s likely Newt would have done well with those voters. If there’s one thing we all know Newt Gingrich loves sincerely, it’s marrying white women.