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Monday, July 17, 2017

Trump has support of 60% of all registered voters on one issue: travel ban from six Muslim majority countries. Plurality of voters have supported him on this issue since he first proposed it in Dec. 2015-Politico Morning Consult Poll, 6/29-6/30/17

Morning Consult Poll dates, Thurs.-Fri., June 29-30, 2017, following U.S. Supreme Court ruling that partly upheld the travel ban. 1,989 registered voters, online poll. 2% error margin. 36D, 29I, 35R. Male 47, Female 53. (p. 256 pdf) Ethnicity: 81W, 9Hisp., 13African Amer. (p. 257 pdf). Voted for Hillary in 2016 37%; voted for Trump 39%; Voted for Obama in 2012 43%; voted for Romney in 2012 30%. (p. 258 pdf)

60% of all registered voters support travel ban from six countries: Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen

p. 4, pdf: "Visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country. Knowing this, do you support or oppose these new guidelines?

Strongly support 37%
Somewhat support 23%
Somewhat oppose 14%
Strongly oppose 14%
Don't know/no opinion 11%"


Politico article about this 6/29-6/30/17 poll:

7/5/17, "Poll: Majority of voters back Trump travel ban," Politico, Steven Shepard

"A clear majority of voters support President Donald Trump’s travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll....

Asked whether they support or oppose the State Department’s “new guidelines which say visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country,” 60 percent of respondents said they support the guidelines, and only 28 percent oppose them....

Republicans overwhelmingly back the restrictions, the poll shows. Eighty-four percent of GOP respondents support the ban, while 9 percent oppose it. But the policy is also popular among independent respondents: 56 percent support it, compared with 30 percent who oppose it. Democrats tilt slightly against the ban, with 41 percent supporting it, and 46 percent in opposition.

The wording of the poll question in the new survey differs from that in a March poll, after Trump signed a revised executive order in an effort to comply with lower-court rulings against the initial ban. In March, respondents were asked whether they "approve or disapprove of a revised executive order that prohibits persons from six predominantly Muslim countries without visas from entering the United States for 90 days and halting the processing of refugees for 120 days." Then, 56 percent of voters approved of the order, and 33 percent disapproved.

"Since we last asked about Trump's travel ban, we've seen a drop in those who oppose the executive order," said Kyle Dropp, Morning Consult chief research officer and co-founder. "Though, we've also seen an uptick in those who do not have any opinion on the matter or have yet to settle on one."...

The poll, which was conducted June 29-30, includes 1,989 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points."

Morning Consult is a nonpartisan media and technology company that provides data-driven research and insights on politics, policy and business strategy.

More details on the poll and its methodology can be found in these two documents — Toplines: | Crosstabs:"


Added: A plurality of all voters, Democratic as well as Republican, have supported the travel ban since Trump first proposed it in December 2015. 


Added: The Establishment, neocons, and globalists assumed they were in charge:

July 16, 2017, "Trump-Hatred Is All About Islam," Spengler, David P. Goldman, PJ Media

"President Trump's overall approval rating may have fallen, but there's one issue on which he has the support of 60% of the American public. That's the proposed travel ban from certain Muslim-majority countries, according to a Politico-Morning Consult poll earlier this month. In fact, Trump has enjoyed the support of a plurality of all voters, Democratic as well as Republican, since he first proposed a travel ban in December 2015. Trump's boldness horrified the Establishment but probably won him the nomination; three-quarters of Republican voters in the key South Carolina primary backed the travel ban. The whole Republican leadership abhorred him (Paul Ryan in Dec. 2015 accused Trump of "violating the Constitution"). Well, Trump won and the Republican leadership lost. 

It's always been about Islam--the camel in the living room, to coin a phrase.  One and a quarter billion people, roughly a fifth of the world's population, cannot make the leap from tribal society into the modern world. Their anguish and rage is a source of continuous instability and an occasional threat to the security of Western countries. 

Western leaders from George W. Bush to Pope Francis I struggled to avoid a clash of civilizations, praising Islam as a religion of peace. Trump, by contrast, told Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia May 21 that the onus was on them to extirpate terrorists from their countries and mosques. Trump isn't seeking civilizational war. He's giving Muslim leaders fair warning and a chance to avoid it.

That is what the whole kerfuffle is about. The Democrats' notion of intersectional victimization includes Muslims as victims of Western colonialism and "people of color" (never mind that Islam launched the bloodiest wars of conquest of which we have records and created the African slave trade). The Republican Establishment and their neo-con punditeska view the Muslim world as a giant laboratory for the export of democracy. 

The CIA and the rest of the Deep State made a good living selling arms from the stockpile of the late Col Qaddafi (whom the U.S. helped overthrow in 2011) to "moderate Syrian rebels" -- directly or indirectly abetting the rise of ISIS, as Gen. Mike Flynn warned in a now-celebrated 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency memo. The Europeans want a long-term accommodation with Islam as they drift slowly into demographic oblivion. 

Is Islam a Religion?

Trump humiliated his own party's Establishment. He negotiated a ceasefire in southwestern Syria with Russia and Jordan, the first positive step towards ending the butchery in that miserable country since the 2011 "Arab Spring." As he said throughout the campaign, he's willing to give Russia the chance to unite with the U.S. against barbarism--proving himself a tough and canny negotiator with the slippery Kremlin bosses. 

Russia is part of the issue, but indirectly: The neo-cons thought that a democratized, pro-American Muslim world could be turned against Russia; Trump doesn't care much how the Russians govern themselves as long they help contain strategic threats to the United States. (Neither do I.) That's what "America First" means; we look at what other countries do according to what advances our interests, NOT according to what we imagine is best for them).  So far, Trump has done exactly what he promised to do during the campaign, and made a certain amount of progress.

That's why the Democrats, the Establishment Republicans, and the Europeans hate him so much. 

There are lots of little issues that annoy the Europeans--the Paris climate accord, for example, and talk of trade barriers against European products (which in my view are a waste of time). But that's not what evokes gut-hatred of the president of the United States among the European elites. They made a commitment to coexistence with Islam, and Trump pulled the plug on it. Among other things, the Democrats as well as the Europeans were determined to force Israel into a supposed peace deal that would create yet another terror state on Israel's borders. Trump has ruled that out.

There are plenty of things that I wish Trump had done differently. But on the big issues, he is magnificently right, as J.M. Keynes wrote of Franklin Roosevelt in another context."



Ed. note to my Google babysitters: You're not going to win by shutting me up. Great job by your parents raising a child to run interference for global thugs. 




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