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September 01, 2015

IBD/TIPP Poll Shock: 59% of All Americans Support Mandatory Deportations for Illegals

Preference cascade?

Sen. Lindsey Graham called it "absolute gibberish."

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer called the idea "crackpot" and "morally obscene."

But the prize for overheated rhetoric goes to Hillary Clinton, who said Trump wants to "literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them, I don't know, in buses, boxcars, in order to take them across our border."

So what do these folks say about the fact that the majority of Americans back Trump on this?

The latest IBD/TIPP Poll asked 913 adults coast to coast if they "support or oppose mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants in the U.S." Not surprisingly, 87% of Trump supporters back the proposal.

What's surprising is that 59% of the overall public does as well. Mandatory deportation gets majority support in all age groups except 18-24, every income group, among both women and men, at every level of educational achievement, and in rural, urban and suburban regions.

Building a wall and ending birthright citizenship don't command majority support -- but they're in the mid-forties, which is plenty enough support for a party to adopt a position.

Unless there's some other reason they have not to. Like some other constituency, apart from American voters, they have to satisfy.

Meanwhile, Jeb goes after Trump-- mostly in Spanish.


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