NEW POLL REVEALS VOTERS AGREE WITH DONALD TRUMP
NWV Senior Political News Writer, Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
August 27, 2015
© 2015 NewsWithViews.com
An estimated crowd of 30,000 people on Friday night in Mobile, Alabama, poured into Ladd Peebles Stadium to see and hear the latest political phenomenon, the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, explain why its time for a real change -- the election of a successful businessman as the President of the United States. And many of those attending wanted to hear his message -- and his plan -- to get the U.S. borders under control and kick out criminal aliens who are currently allowed to walk the streets of so-called Sanctuary Cities.
While the news media, political pundits and Democrats -- who feel compelled to offer advice to the GOP about how to win elections -- denigrate and criticize the man known as The Donald, the more he's bashed and denigrated, the higher go his poll numbers.
As far as his ideas on immigration reform, Trump's rhetoric and his plans appear to coincide with the opinions of a majority of Republicans and so-called Independents despite Republicans and Democrats in the news media who claim the majority of Americans want Obama-style amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens already living in the United States. And as far as voters are concerned – and not just Republicans - Donald Trump has a winning formula for fighting immigration-related felonies.
This weeks Rasmussen Reports national survey appears to show many Americans agree with Trump's views on border security and criminal aliens. The pollster found that 70 percent of likely GOP voters agree with the GOP presidential hopeful that the United States should build a wall along the Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration. Seventeen percent (17%) of GOP voters disagree, while 13% are undecided.
Ninety-two percent (92%) of Republicans agree that the United States should deport all illegal immigrants who have been convicted of a felony in this country. Only four percent (4%) disagree. Among all likely voters --- Republicans, Democrats and Independents -- 51 percent favor building a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border; 37 percent disagree, and 12% are not sure. A whopping 80 percent said that they support the deportation of all illegal immigrants convicted of a felony; while only 11 percent are opposed and nine percent aren't sure.
Donald Trump had released a policy paper this past week that calls for getting tough on illegal immigration. He even used a Rasmussen poll to show that contrary to what the news media say -- that his immigration policy is outside of the mainstream -- his proposal to end automatic citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants in this country. Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters disagree with the policy that says a child born to an illegal immigrant here is automatically becomes a U.S. citizen. Just 34 percent favor President Barack Obama’s plan to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. Most voters continue to think instead that the United States is not aggressive enough in deporting those who are here illegally.
Rasmussen Reports has routinely found that most American voters want the border security with Mexico revamped to prevent further illegal immigration before there are discussions of amnesty. In May 2015, 63% said gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of illegal aliens already living in the United States, the highest level of support for border control since December 2011.
Even a majority of Independents (57%) favor building a wall compared to 30 percent of Democrats. Ninety-four percent (94%) of all voters who support a security wall at the border also support deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of a serious or violent crime in the United States. But even 65% of those who oppose a wall agree with the policy on deportations. While Donald Trump took a lot of criticism from Democrats and some of the Republican presidential hopefuls over his candid remarks about the criminality of many illegal immigrants, most U.S. voters agree with Trump that illegal immigration increases serious crime in this country.
The negative reaction to his comments increased media coverage of Trump, but then came the murder of a young woman who was a citizen in San Francisco by an illegal alien from Mexico who admitted he lived in that Californian city because it doesn't enforce immigration laws. Most voters now want to get tough on so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to enforce these laws.
"Someday -- hopefully soon -- the GOP will stop taking political strategy advice from Democrats who have always found common-cause with anti-American policies and destructive strategies. And to listen to the denizens of the nation's news media is like listening to an opponent's campaign staff since most reporters have betrayed their role as a disinterested third-party and have become a part of the Democratic National Committee," claims Sonia Vega-Cruz, a former drug enforcement agent who has worked in U.S. border states.
© 2015 NWV - All Rights Reserved