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90 Percent of Harvard Freshmen Reportedly Supported Joe Biden

90 Percent of Harvard Freshmen Reportedly Supported Joe Biden

“compared to just 7.1 percent for Trump”

This is from a story about conservatives on campus at Harvard. They are obviously a small minority.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

A Look into the Lives of Conservative Students on Campus

For Wesley L. Donhauser ’21, president of the Harvard Republican Club, negative stereotypes attached to Republican students on campus can be “shocking” at times.

“I feel like there’s a general feeling on campus that everybody is [left-leaning] and they’re just a little shocked when they find out, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re actually a Republican,’” he said.

Despite nearly half of the country voting for President Donald J. Trump, 90 percent of incoming students in the class of 2024 reported they would vote for Joseph R. Biden Jr., compared to just 7.1 percent for Trump, according to a fall 2020 Crimson survey. In 2012, meanwhile, a Crimson straw poll of students found a higher percentage — 17 percent — supported Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Additionally, in The Crimson’s freshman survey, only 7.4 percent of the current freshman class identified as somewhat to very conservative, a marked drop even from the 12.4 percent of incoming students for the class of 2023.

Yet the ever-shrinking coalition of conservative students on campus is not backing down. In 2020, the Harvard Republicans endorsed Trump for president, citing his commitment to protecting “American traditions” and preserving the country’s “moral order.” That marked a departure from 2016, when the group gained national attention for rejecting then-candidate Trump, the first time in the Harvard Republicans’ 128-year history that it had declined to endorse the party’s nominee.

Despite that shift, multiple members of the club in interviews for this piece quickly grew hesitant to divulge their views on the president, even after speaking at length about their political positions. For many, that hesitance reflects what they believe is a culture on campus among students and faculty to silence and marginalize conservatives.


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The Friendly Grizzly | November 27, 2020 at 9:32 am

Judging by some of the brilliant (sic) Haahvaahd senators, congressmen, presidents, and judges we’ve suffered, I’d say the headline of this story is a variation on “Sun Rises in East” headlines.

Obviously they need to tighten up their admission standards. It’s incredibly sloppy of Harvard to have let such a high proportion of Trump supporters slip through!

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 27, 2020 at 1:18 pm


Everyone knows Harvard is a Paper Mill
and has been for years…….

My God, Harvard is crawling with evil Republicans!!!

The sad thing is how this proves all the article we’ve been seeing about “the new generation is much more conservative than the last one” are poppycock.

Clearly, they need to tighten up their admissions standards . . .

Of course, a record of activity in social causes is a required part of the resume for successful applicants. (Fake ones, like church groups or Kiwanis don’t count, but real, progressive ones like the Justice Democrats, Sunrise Movement, or United We Dream are what they’re looking for.) Admissions Committees are getting just what they demand: a campus full of would-be communists.

“For many, that hesitance [to divulge their views on the president] reflects what they believe is a culture on campus among students and faculty to silence and marginalize conservatives.”

‘Silence and marginalize conservatives?’ Some of the students and faculty are already calling for the rope and the gasoline can!