Trump’s Bigoted Comments Appeal to a GOP Majority

Vox: “Donald Trump’s Monday evening call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States — including US citizens — was condemned by virtually everybody in American public life, right and left.”

“But Trump thrives on elites calling him out for being a bigot. It’s the Republican primary electorate Trump is playing to — and he’s got a decent chance of succeeding, as the chart below shows.”

“The World Values Survey, an annual poll from the Public Religion Research Institute released in November, asked Americans whether “the values of Islam are at odds with American values and way of life.” Below are the results, broken down by Republicans, Democrats, and the entire American population (including Ds, Rs, and independents):”

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