In his wildest dreams Donald Trump could not have imagined his campaign going this well. There is just no way. As I write this, Trump continues to dominate the GOP field and is also beginning to overtake his Democrat rivals in the most recent polling. (Leading Clinton by 5 in Iowa and trailing her by just 1 in New Hampshire.)
While I’ve never been on the Trump bandwagon (though I have appreciated some of what he has said), I am beginning to grow very excited about the possibility that he is changing the national conversation on certain issues — illegal immigration being the most prominent of these issues.
Just last week we brought you the news that 59% of Americans agreed with Trump on deporting all illegal aliens; this week we have even more surprising news.
The latest poll out from YouGov finds that 64% of Americans support building a fence along our border with Mexico! 64%!
Those are landslide numbers, folks. That is a vast majority of the population. In fact only about 27% of Americans believe that we should NOT build the fence.
The idea of a border fence is more popular than unpopular with every single subgroup in the polling.
More Democrats support the idea than oppose, more women support than oppose, more African-Americans support than oppose, and here’s the clincher… even among Hispanics – more support the building of a border fence than oppose. 49% of Hispanics want to see the USA build a fence along the border with Mexico and only 38% of Hispanics are opposed to the fence.
This is what we call a “winning issue” in political parlance, and it may very well be all because of Donald Trump.
Wow. Those are words I never imagined myself saying.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Leah. They have three children and enjoy the hectic pace of life in a young family. Onan and Leah are members of the Journey Church in Hiram, GA. He is also the chief editor at EagleRising.
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