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Vast Majority Of GOP Voters Agree With Trump On Immigration

| by Maura Turcotte

Even though Donald Trump’s recent comments on Mexican immigrants landed him in hot water, according to a recent poll, a majority of conservatives agree with what the candidate has to say, reports The Hill.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best ... They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” Trump declared when he launched his campaign, reports the Boston Herald.

The Republican presidential candidate immediately found himself under fire for his statements. A new Fox News Poll reveals that 70 percent of Republican primary voters believe Trump is “basically right,” setting aside Trump’s choice of words, reports to The Hill.

Of those polled, 59 percent also believe Trump has “guts,” while only 28 percent see him as a “loudmouth.” 

In general, the controversial Trump is leading the polls for the GOP primary, with 18 percent. Following him is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 15 percent, reports MSNBC.

A part of the real estate magnate’s popularity could be potentially attributed to the fact that he does not seem to shy away from any topic.

On the July 17 shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where Muhammad Youssuf Abdulazeez reportedly opened fire on military facilities, killing four Marines and injuring three others, Trump tweeted, “Get rid of gun free zones. The four great marines who were just shot never had a chance. They were highly trained but helpless without guns.”

As Politico documents, he later tweeted again, loudly declaring, “MILITARY LIVES MATTER! END GUN FREE ZONES! OUR SOLDIERS MUST BE ABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES! THIS HAS TO STOP!”

Additionally, in an interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, the Republican candidate explained that “people don’t respect our law enforcement, and I think they don’t respect our country and we’re taking power away from the police.”

“Whether it’s Islamic or anything else, it’s getting worse. We’re losing law and order. They don’t respect — you look at what’s happening in Detroit, you look at what’s happening in Baltimore or Chicago, it’s getting worse all the time,” Trump explained to the Fox News host, reports Politico.

Sources: The Hill, MSNBC, Politico / Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons