Poll: 46 Percent Think Trump Would Use Nuclear Weapons

| by Michael Allen
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A new poll has found that 46 percent of voters believe that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would use nuclear weapons on ISIS or another enemy of the U.S.

The SurveyMonkey poll was conducted for the Lincoln Leadership Initiative, a group of Republicans who want their party to abandon Trump, notes The Hill.

The poll also found that most voters believe Trump would order a database of Muslims to be created, and kill the families of terrorists.

Additionally, 65 percent of those polled think that race riots would take place under a Trump presidency, and 44 percent say Trump would create internment camps for undocumented immigrants.

Among Trump supporters, 48 percent believe he will create a Muslim database to track people of the Islamic faith; 36 predict race riots; 33 percent think the U.S. government would default on the national debt; 32 percent believe Trump would support internment camps and misuse his power to punish political opponents; and 22 percent say Trump would set off a nuclear war (it's not clear how those 22 percent of pro-Trump voters intend to survive a nuclear war).

"The poll shows that Donald Trump is getting his message across, because he has promised most of these goals as part of his platform," B. Jay Cooper, a former deputy White House press secretary and communications director for the Republican National Committee, stated.

A new poll released by McClatchy-Marist on Sept. 23 found Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leading Trump among likely voters 48 percent to 41 percent, reports POLITICO.

Those polled believed Clinton would do a better job on immigration 51 to 41 percent, on trade 52 to 42 percent, and on terrorism 52 percent to 41 percent.

Fifty-seven percent believe that Clinton has the experience to be president, while 30 percent think Trump does. Clinton has a huge point lead on the question of temperament, 50 percent to 38 percent.

Sources: The HillPOLITICO / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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