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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dump Trump? Not on your life!

Dear Readers:

In our continuing coverage of the Trump phenomuna, phemonemma, funnonema, phennommena, landslide victories, we ran across some interesting facts:
Thirty percent of all Republicans wish the South had won the Civil War. (Drilling down, we find that 61 percent of Ben Carson's voters are glad the North won, which at least means they're paying attention to their candidate.) Twenty percent of them would be perfectly happy with the idea of banning gay people from emigrating to the United States.
Image result for hillbilly clipartTrump's support in South Carolina is built on a base of voters among whom religious and racial intolerance pervades. Among the beliefs of his supporters:

-70% think the Confederate flag should still be flying over the State Capital [sic], to only 20% who agree with it being taken down. In fact 38% of Trump voters say they wish the South had won the Civil War to only 24% glad the North won and 38% who aren't sure. Overall just 36% of Republican primary voters in the state are glad the North emerged victorious to 30% for the South, but Trump's the only one whose supporters actually wish the South had won.

-By an 80/9 spread, Trump voters support his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. In fact 31% would support a ban on homosexuals entering the United States as well, something no more than 17% of anyone else's voters think is a good idea. There's also 62/23 support among Trump voters for creating a national database of Muslims and 40/36 support for shutting down all the mosques in the United States, something no one else's voters back. Only 44% of Trump voters think the practice of Islam should even be legal at all in the United States, to 33% who think it should be illegal.
To put all the views toward Muslims in context though, 32% of Trump voters continue to believe the policy of Japanese internment during World War II was a good one, compared to only 33% who oppose it and 35% who have no opinion one way or another.
There clearly is the same substantial bigot/xenophobe vote to be had in South Carolina that there was in 1860. And it looks like a New York millionaire has locked up practically every person in it.