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An overwhelming majority of voters don't believe politicians discuss racial issues in their campaigns and throughout their careers from a genuine level. Instead, voters believe they do so merely to be elected, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey.

As racial rhetoric continues to stir the presidential campaign, most voters believe politicians who play the so-called "race card" aren't really helping minorities. The study, titled "Voters Don't Trust 'Race Card' politics" surveyed more than 1,100 likely U.S. voters between May 20-22.

According to the latest Rasmussen Reports, a nonpartisan public opinion polling company, survey, only 18% of Likely U.S. Voters think most politicians raise racial issues to address real problems. Conversely, 70% say they raise racial issues just to be elected, a figure that remains nearly unchanged since the last election cycle.

When it comes to the "race-card" the level of fatigue or enthusiasm tends to fluctuate by voters and their party affiliation.

The study found that around 42% of voters say political candidates voice racial issues too much in their campaigns compared to 21% who say such issues are discussed too little. At the same time, 29% say the level of discussion of racial issues in politics is about right.

Considering these figures, more Republicans (82%) than Democrats (55%) or unaffiliated voters (74%) say most politicians raise racial concerns just to be elected. Likewise, fewer Democrats (22%) than Republicans (60%) or unaffiliated voters (46%) say political candidates discuss racial issues too much in their campaigns.

Rasmussen explains that these attitudes could be attributed to perceived traditions and history between party and racial issues.

In the survey, 43% of respondents say, historically, Democrats have done more for Black Americans, while 38% say Republicans have been better for the demographic. Meanwhile, 16% say both major parties have been about the same for Black people.

Comparably, 74% of Democrats say their own party has done more for Black Americans, while 71% of Republicans say the GOP has done more for that group. Among unaffiliated voters, 37% say Democrats have strived more, 33% say Republicans have been better, and 23% say both major parties have been about the same.

The study comes as racial tensions and issues remain a salient issue in the upcoming election.

As Trump's rhetoric against minorities, and immigrants specifically, gets increasingly aggressive, and Biden's approval plummets as similar worries in relation to immigration and the economy, the vote and loyalty of certain demographics seem to be shifting and up for grabs.

"The multiracial, predominantly working-class group of Americans who have soured on mainstream politics and modern liberalism are not all hateful and ignorant," The New York Times reported. "They are frustrated, and their political loyalties are up for grabs."

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