If I didn't know better, I would have expected today's conservatives to love Harriet Tubman. After all, she was a pistol-packing black Republican who repeatedly risked her life to lead slaves to freedom. What's not to like?
But real life isn't that simple. Reaction to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's plan to put Tubman's likeness on the front of the $20 bill sometime after 2020 clearly fell along racial and political lines.
Eighty-one percent of Democrats polled Thursday by SurveyMonkey support putting Tubman -- who helped hundreds of slaves find freedom via the "underground railroad" -- on the $20, reported Politico, while 50 percent of independents and only 34 percent of Republicans agree.
Among supporters of the Grand Old Party's frontrunner Donald Trump, seven out of 10 opposed the plan, which would move Andrew Jackson -- a war hero and populist, but also a Democrat and, let's face it, a genocidal racist -- to the flip side of the $20 bill.