NC Poll: Majority of Trump Supporters, Plurality of Republicans Want Mosques Shut Down

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Donald Trump is the frontrunner in North Carolina and a majority of his supporters believe that there should be a national database of Muslims and mosques should be shut down, according to a Public Policy Polling survey.

The poll also found that a plurality of North Carolina’s Republicans also agree with Trump’s supporters on shutting down mosques and instituting a national database of Muslims.

According to the survey, which was conducted December 5-7 (taken before Trump proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States), 67% of Trump’s supporters want a national Muslim database compared to 14% that opposed. In addition, 62% of Trump’s supporters “believe his claims that thousands of Arabs cheered in New Jersey when the World Trade Center collapsed, to only 15% who don’t” and 51% of his supporters “want to see the Mosques in the country shut down, to only 16%” that were opposed.

On Breitbart News Daily last week on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, former FBI Counterterrorism Agent John Guandolo revealed that the “vast majority” of mosques and Islamic centers in the United States were a part of a larger “jihadi network.” Guandolo also described that the federal government has received “nearly zero help” from the U.S. Muslim community after 9/11 and described how Saudi Arabia helps organizations affiliated with Hamas, al-Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood build lavish mosques in areas with hardly any Muslims in order to “occupy” the three-mile area around that newly-built mosque.

The poll also found that 24% of Trump supporters “in the state even think Islam should be legal at all in the United States” while 44% believe Islam should be illegal.

Trump leads North Carolina with 33%, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with 16% and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Dr. Ben Carson with 14% each.

The survey also found that a plurality (48%) of North Carolina Republicans, including a plurality of Cruz’s (43%) and Rubio’s (38%) supporters, want a national database of Muslims. In addition, 42% of North Carolina Republicans said “they think thousands of Arabs cheered in New Jersey on 9/11 to 26% who don’t think that happened.” The poll also found that 35% of North Carolina Republicans “want to shut down the mosques in the United States” while 33% disagreed. But 41% of North Carolina Republicans did not think Islam should be illegal while 32% believed that Islam should be outlawed.

The survey’s margin of error for the GOP sample is +/- 4.2 percentage points.


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