Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Vast majority of GOP voters embrace Trump's pathetic plan to ban Muslims

Nearly two-thirds of GOP primary voters reaffirmed that they have no regard for the constitutional freedoms that we have spent more than two centuries defending since our nation’s founding, according to a new poll. Katherine Krueger has the details:

In a new Bloomberg Politics/Purple Strategies poll, 37 percent of all likely general election voters said they support Trump’s plan while 65 percent of likely Republican primary voters said they back the ban.

Support for the controversial proposal remained nearly unchanged after those surveyed were presented with more information about the plan, including the statement “it will make our country less safe by alienating the allies we need to fight ISIS.”

“We believe these numbers are made up of some people who are truly expressing religious bigotry and others who are fearful about terrorism and are willing to do anything they think might make us safer,” Doug Usher, leader of Purple Strategies’ research arm, said of the results.

And that's where any hope for the future of our country runs into a brick wall. Apparently bigotry and fear supersede logic, human decency, and the principles on which our country was founded. C’mon guys—even Dick Cheney crapped all over Trump's pile of manure plan. 

Cause for optimism? At least Trump's scheme cost him more support than it gained him among general election voters.

Trump’s anti-Muslim plan makes 18 percent of all general election voters more likely to vote for the real estate mogul, Bloomberg reported. Thirty-three percent of voters said they were less likely to back Trump after the plan, while 44 percent reported the proposal has no impact on their vote.

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