Republican pollster and Fox News commentator Frank Luntz polled 29 supporters of Donald Trump on Aug. 24 (video below). In response to the results, Luntz said: "My legs are shaking."
Each of the people were paid $100 to participate in the two-and-half hour polling session, notes Time.
One woman said she trusted Trump because of his hat slogan: “We know his goal is to make America great again. It’s on his hat. And we see it every time it’s on TV. Everything that he’s doing, there’s no doubt why he’s doing it: it’s to make America great again.”
One man stated: "I think America is pissed. Trump’s the first person that came out and voiced exactly what everybody’s been saying all along. When he talks, deep down somewhere you’re going, ‘Holy crap, someone is thinking the same way I am.'"
Another man added, "When Trump talks, it may not be presented in a pristine, PC way, but we’ve been having that crap pushed to us for the past 40 years! He’s saying what needs to be said.”
Politico reports that when Trump talks, he speaks on the level of a young grade schooler, which may explain his appeal to some voters.
Politico notes that when Trump's answers from the Aug. 6 GOP debate were checked on the Flesch-Kincaid grade-level readability test, he scored a fourth-grade reading level.
When his news conference from Michigan on Aug. 11 was checked, he scored on the third-grade level.
Politico insists Trump is not lacking intelligence and the opposite may be true: Trump doesn't overestimate the intelligence of the American people.
That may explain how Trump gets away with making patently false claims, which bring him wild applause.
NBC News reports that on Aug. 21 in Mobile, Alabama, Trump claimed that other countries don't have birthright citizenship, which he would change in the U.S. by changing the 14th Amendment (video below):
"The 14th Amendment, I was right on it. You can do something with it, and you can do something fast. In the case of other countries, including Mexico, they don't do that. It doesn't work that way ... We're the only place just about that's stupid enough to do it."
Of course, the U.S. is not the only country that has birthright citizenship. Mexico and numerous other countries have birthright citizenship, according to NumbersUSA.com.