Poll Shows Trump Backers Support Ban On Muslims, Gays

The crowd cheers as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The crowd cheers as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

A new poll on the South Carolina primary shows more than one third of Trump voters want to ban homosexuals and Muslims from entering the United States.

Muslims and homosexuals should be banned from entering the United States, many supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump believe, according to a new poll ahead of the South Carolina primary.

“By an 80/9 spread, Trump voters (in South Carolina) support his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States,” a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling released on Tuesday shows.

“In fact 31 percent would support a ban on homosexuals entering the United States as well, something no more than 17 percent of anyone else’s voters think is a good idea.”’

The poll also found that Donald Trump had a wide lead in South Carolina state with 35 percent of the vote while both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio lag behind at 18 percent each. Meanwhile, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson were tied at 7 percent.

Also, 33 percent of Trump voters in South Carolina think the practice of Islam should be illegal in the United States.

“To put all the views toward Muslims in context though, 32 percent of Trump voters continue to believe the policy of Japanese internment during World War II was a good one, compared to only 33 percent who oppose it and 35 percent who have no opinion one way or another,” the polling firm said in its statement.

The internment of Japanese-Americans in the U.S. resulted in the forced relocation and incarceration of between 110,000-120,000 Japanese descendants in internment camps during World War II, 62 percent of whom were American citizens.

Meanwhile, the poll found that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton maintains her lead with more than 18 points in South Carolina with a clear advantage within the Black community in the state. However, both Bernie Sanders and Clinton are tied with white voters at 46 percent.

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