A new poll of Republican voters released by the Public Policy Polling institute is a friendly reminder of where
A new poll of Republican voters released by the Public Policy Polling institute is a friendly reminder of where conservatives are in this country right now.
Trump continues to lead the 9 candidate pack with 29% of support with the second closest candidate, Ben Carson coming in at 15%.
Whats most surprising, however, is the poll’s results when it comes to beliefs held by Republicans when it comes to our current Commander and Chief. 61% of Trump supporters think Obama was not born in the United States, and 66% of the same folks believe that Obama is a Muslim.
Yea, that’s still a thing.
“Donald Trump’s saying things out on the campaign trail that a lot of people think, but
that have generally been seen as not appropriate to talk about in public,” said Dean
Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling as part of the poll’s release info. “So it’s not surprising that people who hold those kinds of beliefs are gravitating towards him.”
And before we go “Oh thank God it’s only Trump supporters who still believe this nonsense!” the poll surveyed all republicans and it’s still pretty grim. 54% think President Obama is a Muslim and only 29% grant that President Obama was born in the United States.
For what it’s worth, Candidate Ben Carson has the highest popularity rating, 68% vs. 14% unfavorable. But Trump doesn’t trail that far, with 56% vs 30%. And as we said at the top of the post, Trump still dominates when all candidates are put against each other.
It’s obviously still REALLY early in the election process, and we know RVAMag doesn’t usually cover these kinds of issues, but when numbers like this exist, it’s hard not to want to say something.
On the other side of the isle, Clinton continues to lead over Sanders by a large margin, 55% v. 20%. No surprises there no matter what the internet thinks or hopes.
Clinton is over 60% with African Americans (65/14) and ‘very liberal’ voters (65/26) – the latter you’d think Sanders would dominate. She continues to lead with women, seniors,
Hispanics, and in the 40s with men, younger voters, and moderates.
“Iowa and New Hampshire are really kind of operating on their own plane right now with
Bernie Sanders closing in on or even over taking Hillary Clinton,” said Dean Debnam,
President of Public Policy Polling. Sanders had seen a spike in Iowa, falling behind Clinton by only 7 points in one poll, but, as Debnam points out, “she continues to have a resounding lead nationally.”