Conservatism Inc. “Experts” Wrong Again: Exit Polls Show Trump’s Success IS About Immigration

Since Trump first sprang to the top of the polls, Conservatism Inc. has repeatedly claimed that he was not a serious candidate and that we’d reached “Peak Trump” [The Donald’s Debate Boycott Officially Pays Off, As Bill Kristol Predicts Trump Has Peaked, by Eric Levitz, New York, January 29, 2016]. After coming in second in Iowa, winning by double digits in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and then blowing out the competition in Nevada, it’s hard to deny he’s now the favorite for the GOP nomination (though a few still try–Why Trump Isn’t the Inevitable Nominee, by Lou Cannon, Real Clear Politics, February 24, 2016). So, instead, the Beltway hacks are now pretending that Trump’s patriotic immigration platform hasnothing to do with his success.

These pundits point to exit polls that show that immigration is ranked at the bottom of primary voters’ priorities, and that a majority of GOP voters prefer legalization to deportation.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is an old trick of the establishment to push through bad ideas, justified by bogus polls, that would otherwise have a lot more public resistance.

    The pollsters will ask questions like:
    Do you prefer that entire families will be hacked up with a chainsaw and their parts deported, OR…
    Do you prefer a legalized path to citizenship for all of the foreign scientists and Brazilian supermodels living in America that might have overstayed their visa while they are here ministering the word of Christ to widows and orphans?

    These days I’d opt for the chainsaw option, but those polls are fake and everyone citing them are liars.

    • The media is taking a good and well deserved beating;)

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Supposedly Trump is getting ready to start suing media outlets that report inaccurate stories about him.
        Oh man, he is just ‘all the right people’s’ worst nightmare come true.

        • Norman_In_New_York

          Trump today said that if elected he would change the libel laws to make it easier to sue the media.

        • Minicapt

          He has greater reason to fear the accurate stories.


          • G

            The accurate stories (and many that are complete bullshit) have already been told thousands of times by thousands of people and his poll numbers keep climbing so I doubt if he’s too scared.

          • Minicapt

            Have a happy DonJohn day.


          • Drunk_by_Noon

            He could eat a baby and nobody would care.

          • Brett_McS

            That’s not actually a recommendation.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            It’s reality.
            Trump’s supporters don’t care.

          • andycanuck

            Mmm. Baby.

        • andycanuck

          Yeah. They’ve been purposefully conflating criminal fraud with the civil suit (that I assume is for breach of contract) over “Trump University” to make it look like Trump is facing criminal fraud charges. This is also being pushed by pro-Cruz commenters in the Conservosphere and not just conservative and liberal-left MSM.

  • canminuteman

    Immigration is the only issue that matters. We can recover from bad government of all forms, Europe recovered from the black death, communism, Nazism, the French revolution, the Napoleonic wars, the Thirty Years War, the revolutions of 1848, etc etc etc. What Europe can’t recover from is having its people replaced by wogs. What the US can’t recover from is becoming part of Mexico.

  • Brett_McS

    Well, duh!

  • mauser 98

    another joins

    Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is throwing her support behind Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

  • Gary

    With Justin going almost $90 billion more into debt and letting in another 175,000 pro-sharia muslims as refugees ……..the STAR did an article about how a Muslims women doesn’t want to live in a trumps USA where she must leave.
    Now the STAR is helping Hillary get Elected by bashing Trump . Recently I have been hearing the CBC watchers say the the Republican party is racist and wants to ban muslims from entering the USA .

    How the hell can Wynne boast about Ontario’s Educational system when it’s producing morons using the CBC and STAR for the version of reality and many of them get their Diploma from High School but they read and write at the grade 6 level.