Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Trump's Muslim-Banning Idea Going over Well, and Not Just with His Fanbase

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Trump's Muslim-Banning Idea Going over Well, and Not Just with His Fanbase

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Following up on a Tuesday post (which speculated that Donald Trump's idea of barring Muslims would not hurt him with those attracted to his candidacy) here comes the first snap polling on the subject, via Philip Bump of the Washington Post's The Fix blog.

The poll (which has issues that could allow you to disbelieve it) was taken online in a few California cities. It found majorities expressing support for Trump's idea and expressing various other views unfriendly to Islam. Bump acknowledges the shortcomings of the poll, but also notes that it was taken in areas that President Obama carried in his 2012 reelection and that many Democrats in the survey were among those expressing support for Trump's idea and a lot of them said they "strongly agreed" with Trump on the topic. …

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