Poll: Majority of GOP and independent voters say men face discrimination

A majority of Republicans and independent voters say men face discrimination in the U.S., according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll released on Friday. 

Fifty-six percent of Republicans said they believed men faced some form of discrimination in the U.S., while 54 percent of independents said the same. 

However, only 38 percent of Democrats said they believed men faced discrimination in the U.S. 

Overall, 49 percent of voters believe men face some form of discrimination, while 51 percent said men faced almost no discrimination, or no discrimination at all. 

Among men, 58 percent said they believed they faced discrimination in the U.S. 

Pollster Robert Griffin told Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking" that some men feel discriminated against when there is a call for more voices to be represented in different fields and industries. 

"There's this relative position in society, where you had men ... having their hands on all of the major levers of the economy, politics, culture, and there's the perception that having more people at the table is one in which my gender is being discriminated against," Griffin, research director at the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group, told host Jamal Simmons.

"That's the interpretation of it," he added. 

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online March 1-2 among 1,003 registered voters. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

— Julia Manchester