Poll: Kanye more popular with whites than nonwhites
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White Americans view Kanye West more favorably than nonwhite people do, according to a new CNN/SSRS poll.

While 24 percent of people who identified themselves as white said they had a favorable opinion of the outspoken musician in the poll released Friday, only 20 percent of those who said they’re nonwhite feel the same.

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West, 40, made headlines last week when he said during an interview with TMZ that 400 years of slavery “sounds like a choice.”

“Like, you were there for 400 years and it's all of you all?” West said in widely condemned remarks.

Overall, West’s favorability rating is 53 percent unfavorable and 23 percent favorable.

In recent weeks, “The Life of Pablo” rapper and husband of reality TV star Kim Kardashian has tweeted his support for President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE, flaunting a signed “Make America Great Again” cap in one Twitter message.

Among those polled who said they approve of the job that Trump is doing, 40 percent replied that they view West favorably, while 9 percent of those who disapprove of the commander in chief responded with a favorable view of West.

Of those polled, 39 percent said they think West believes the controversial things he says. Fifty-two percent of respondents said they viewed West’s comments simply as a publicity seeking effort.

The poll of 1,015 people was conducted by phone May 2-5 and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.