Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 Trump SC Supporters Wish South Won Civil War
Donald Trump’s campaign has its fair share of racist supporters, but that was even more clear after it was revealed that a large portion of them in South Carolina wished the South had won the Civil War.
4 in 10 Trump supporters said they wished the South had won the Civil War.
The Hill reports:
Another 38 percent say they aren’t sure, while just 24 percent say they are glad the Union won, the poll by Public Policy Polling released Tuesday finds.
Seventy percent of Trump backers also believe that the Confederate battle flag should still be flying over their state Capitol.
Lawmakers voted to take down the flag last summer following a mass shooting of parishioners at a black church in Charleston.
The poll also shows Trump’s strong rhetoric on Islam resonating with his South Carolina supporters.
Eighty percent say they support his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country. Less than half — 44 percent — think that practicing Islam should even be allowed in the United States, while a third say it should be illegal.
Furthermore, 40 percent say they support shutting down all mosques in the country, compared to 36 percent who oppose the idea. Sixty-two percent want to create a national database of Muslim citizens.
The poll also showed that Trump has a 17-point lead in the state over his nearest GOP rivals, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who are tied at 18 percent.
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