Donald Trump and Agrabah
Public Policy Polling published the results of a recent poll of 532 Republican primary voters. Among other results, Trump is polling around 40% and 26% of respondents believe Islam should be illegal in the United States.
Now, I’m not a Trump supporter, but supporting him is a matter of personal preference. If you want to support him, go nuts. I think he’s terrible (because he’s actually terrible). Also, I’ll just leave this right here:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
Q38 Would you support or oppose bombing Agrabah?
The thing to note here is that Agrabah isn’t areal place. It’s the fictional kingdom in Disney’s Aladdin. Even so, 30% of the Republican respondents responded that they would be in support of this, while only 13% opposed this (57% were “not sure”). PPP also broke down this question by which candidate they supported, and I’ve made a nice little mosaic plot to display it.
Green is support, red is opposed, and gray is not sure. The largest green rectangle are Trump supporter who supported this question. To re-iterate those are people who support xenophobic sweet potato Donald Trump for president AND support bombing a fictional Disney kingdom.
On the other hand, I think asking question like this isn’t helpful. No one likes to be made to feel stupid and asking a question like this seems to have the intention of pointing out how stupid people are. Then we can all collectively laugh at how stupid people are. But what good does that do anyone? It makes these people feel like they are being talked down and condescended to. And that’s kind of shitty. Is there a legitimate reason to ask question like this?