As Donald Trump dominates the GOP nomination race and some of his inflammatory comments find favor with the party faithful, CBS News measured how the public feels about his “poisoning the blood” language. A striking number of voters agree with this description of immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally, and among Republicans, associating the remarks with Trump himself makes them even likelier to agree.
We asked registered voters whether they agreed or disagreed with this statement in two ways. Half of survey respondents were simply asked about “poisoning the blood” without attributing the language to anyone, while the other half were told Trump said it. Either way we ask, most Republican voters agree. [Continue reading…]