Truth Revolt -- He is a thorn in the side of the political establishment but many Republican voters say that Donald Trump is the best bet when it comes to immigration. A poll by YouGov finds that 49% of GOP voters think The Donald is best suited to handle the issue of illegal immigration:
Half of Republicans view Trump as the candidate who can best handle immigration, more than four times the percentage who name Florida Senator Marco Rubio, the son of immigrants, who is in second place, far behind Trump. Only 5% believe former Florida Governor Jeb Bush would do the best job on immigration.If, as many in the mainstream media argue, Republicans need the support of Hispanic voters in order to win, then this poll is bad news. The poll found more Hispanics are likely to support Jeb Bush's open approach to illegal immigration as opposed to Trump's hard line:
More than half of Hispanics in this poll are immigrants themselves or the children of immigrants. More than half (52%) know someone who is an illegal immigrant, which may color their views on immigration: Hispanics are as likely to think that illegal immigrants commit fewer violent crimes as to say they commit more than others do. Half of Hispanics believe that Mexican immigrants have had a positive impact on the U.S. economy.Right now Trump has a narrow lead in the Real Clear Politics average of polls among GOP contenders followed closely by Ben Carson - both sitting at 24% support - followed by Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz each at 11%. While Rubio and Cruz are both Hispanic themselves, they have carved out different positions on immigration with Rubio being more open to a pathway to citizenship than Cruz is.
Blog Author's Comments -- Donald Trump is saying what the patriotic Americans want to hear. Where as most of the other candidates (i.e. Rubio, Bush, etc.) still stand for open borders. Trump is the biggest threat to the illegals and the other GOP candidates. If Trump gets the nomination, the RINOs that make up the GOP Establishment will be seething with anger because at present they are wringing their hands over how to stop him.
The election of 2016 is our last chance to save America, so those of us who care want a nominee that can defeat Hillary Clinton. If Clinton should win or even anyone in the GOP besides Trump or maybe Ted Cruz, the borders will remain open and the illegals will be given amnesty. Without secure borders we will see the end of the United States as we know it and the continuation of the Obama era. I don't understand how anyone can believe that Jeb Bush is presidential material and is it not strange that during all of the debates Marco Rubio has not been asked about amnesty or his part in the 'Gang of Eight?'
If Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination and is elected POTUS he will have a huge job with his stand on illegals and amnesty. But, the task has to start soon. Trump at least seems to see what is happening to our country and wants to do something about it. We do not need any more RINO Republicans who do nothing.