Wow. Could Donald Trump single handedly be turning the tide of political opinion against illegal immigration? It sure seems that way.
In recent years politicians have been terrified to even broach the subject of deporting illegal immigrants as part of immigration reform because of the likely backlash that they would have to face from voters. However, in recent days Donald Trump has seemed curiously impervious to critical reaction from left-leaning immigration activists and from moderate GOP sources who worry that he could be ‘poisoning the well’ for Republican presidential candidates. Ever major GOP candidate not named Ted Cruz has publicly commented on the “over the top” nature of Trump’s Illegal immigration comments. However, on this issue, it’s not Trump who is extreme, it’s everyone else (again not named Cruz) that doesn’t seem to understand what the American people are thinking on the subject.
The proof of Trump’s “mainstream” immigration policies are in the latest national poll from Investors Business Daily.
The latest IBD/TIPP Poll asked 913 adults coast to coast if they “support or oppose mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants in the U.S.” Not surprisingly, 87% of Trump supporters back the proposal.
What’s surprising is that 59% of the overall public does as well.
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