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Fri Dec 4, 2015, 11:34 PM

Trump and Xenophobia

I've been doing some writing on Public Policy Polling's recent New Hampshire survey and while that post isn't ready yet I was shocked and fascinated by some of the data on Trump.

Here's an excerpt from Public Policy Polling (Specifically page 2): http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2015/PPP_Release_NH_120315.pdf

58% of Trump voters think thousands of Arabs in New Jersey celebrated the attacks of
9/11 to only 12% who don't think that happened. This is despite only 30% of Republican
voters overall believing that to 39% who don't.

53% of Trump supporters are in favor of a national database of Muslims, to only 22%
opposed to that concept. This is despite only 29% of Republicans overall supporting the
idea to 44% who are against it. In fact supporters of all 13 of the other candidates are
against this concept.

49% of Trump supporters want to shut down the mosques in the United States, to only
18% against that idea. Overall only 25% of Republicans support doing that to 44% who
oppose it. Again on this issue supporters of every single candidate other than Trump are
against it.

Additionally we asked voters about an assault weapons ban and only 20% of Trump
voters support it to 66% who are opposed. We then asked about a ban specifically on
assault weapons for Muslims, and 56% of Trump voters support that to only 22% who are
opposed.


Republicans may be bad, but Trump might just be the worst by using his rhetoric to whip up fear.

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Fri Dec 4, 2015, 11:38 PM

1. If xenophobia is an infection then Trump is the boil on the arse of the elephant in the room. nt

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