Two Issues Have Fueled Trump’s Rise

Washington Post: “There is considerable evidence that Donald Trump has built his national lead in the Republican president primary on a powerful combination of economic anxiety, frustration with Washington and, in particular, concerns over immigration. Interviews with voters reveal it again and again, and so do public opinion polls.”

“You can see signs of it in this nifty new Wall Street Journal interactive that shows 4 out of 5 Trump supporters believe immigration (not just illegal immigration — all immigration) hurts the United States more than it helps. A majority say free trade is bad for America. Other groups of GOP voters look more kindly on trade and immigrants.”

“More directly, two questions in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll show how Trump is drawing lopsided support in the Republican field from voters who worry about the economy and about immigrants.”

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