Browse and you will find many interesting questions and some rather surprising and quite shocking responses, and so you need to be aware that this was specifically a survey of just 532 Republican primary voters that was carried out 16-17 Dec. The answers might for many be a tad odd but they do not reflect general US thinking, just GOP supporters.
Are you shocked that as many as 30% support the bombing of Agrabah, or to look at the breakdown above, as many as 41% of Trump voters do?
Well if not, then you should be, and this is why …
30% of Republican primary voters nationally say they support bombing Agrabah. Agrabah is the country from Aladdin. #NotTheOnion
— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) December 18, 2015
Yes … Agrabah is not a real city at all, and so it is quite frankly hilarious and also symbolically appropriate that as many as 41% of these Trump voters support the idea of bombing a totally fictitious Disney city.
Then again, perhaps they did know and simply hated the movie.
That might be funny, but there is extremely serious stuff here as well
Read the poll results and you discover some quite frankly disturbing results …
- Q32 – Support banning Muslims from entering the US – 54%
- Q33 – Believe thousands of Arabs in New Jersey cheered when the World Trade Center fell – 36% [Trump claimed it was real and claimed that he personally witnessed this, but it is not, he lied. It really is a myth, and never happened]
- Q34 – Support shutting down mosques in the United States – 28%
- Q35 – Support a national database of Muslims in the United State – 46%
- Q36 – Islam should be illegal in the United States – 26%
Such thinking belongs in 1930s Germany not the Republican party primaries, but please do not blame the voters polled, instead the full responsibility rests with the leading presidential candidates who have been vigorously touting such ideas for the past few months now.
What is quite clear is that the modern Republication party has gone completely and utterly insane and has embarked upon a road paved with ideas that are not only opposed to their core values, but are also opposed to basic human rights, and that is a very disturbing trend. While I do not have any confidence in the GOP, I do however have a considerable degree of confidence in the vast majority of the US population, and so this is not a road that will lead to political extremism in the US, but rather is one that commits the GOP to a complete and total wipeout on election day.