You may see this news in passing on the big win by Trump in New Hampshire last night, but you can bet it won’t be leading the news anywhere.
I predict a similar response by voters in South Carolina.
According to the New Hampshire exit polls, a full 66% of Republican voters back a “ban on Muslims from entering the U.S.” This obviously is good news for Donald Trump, who proposed a temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering the country until our government is in a better position to avoid another Sacramento terror attack. The female jihadist who committed that terror attack was here on a fiancée visa.
By all accounts, Trump made this proposal based only on his instincts, not any kind of focus group polling. Every other candidate in the Republican primary disagreed with the proposal, many outright condemned it as bigotry.
Refugees sour voters!
The UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program has been very controversial in New Hampshire (see dozens of posts on overloaded Manchester, here at RRW).
Likewise, South Carolina citizens have been agitated since March with the news that the state will be stepping-up resettlement of refugees there and that both Senator Lindsey (bring in the Syrians) Graham and Governor Nikki Haley are on board to “welcome” Africa, Asia and the Middle East to the state.
My contention is that citizens have been soured by the idea of refugee resettlement because it appears that almost everywhere they are being shoved down the throats of unsuspecting communities where the economic costs and social upheaval weigh heavy on Americans citizens.
The news from Europe on Muslim ‘refugees’ overrunning the continent also causes anxiety among Americans who fear that it could happen here.
Trump would do well to focus on immigration when he gets to South Carolina.
(The Republican primary in SC is February 20th.)