A New GOP Poll Proves Trump Supporters are Mostly Idiots and Racists

It was bad enough that Donald Trump wants to deport 12 million people while subverting the 14th Amendment. It was bad enough that Chris Christie said we should track immigrants like we track FedEx packages. It’s bad enough that the GOP outrage machine is running on all cylinders over something like the name of mountain. Then the results of a new PPP poll were released on Tuesday, and it really should signify the end of the Republican Party. But it won’t.

Our new poll finds that Trump is benefiting from a GOP electorate that thinks Barack Obama is a Muslim and was born in another country, and that immigrant children should be deported. 66% of Trump’s supporters believe that Obama is a Muslim to just 12% that grant he’s a Christian. 61% think Obama was not born in the United States to only 21% who accept that he was. And 63% want to amend the Constitution to eliminate birthright citizenship, to only 20% who want to keep things the way they are.

Trump’s beliefs represent the consensus among the GOP electorate. 51% overall want to eliminate birthright citizenship. 54% think President Obama is a Muslim. And only 29% grant that President Obama was born in the United States. That’s less than the 40% who think Canadian born Ted Cruz was born in the United States.

That’s right, 61 percent of Trump supporters think Obama was born in Kenya, while 66 percent believe he’s a Muslim. And these people vote. They’re so completely misinformed by this orange Stay-Puft man, they still believe after all these years that the birth certificate is fake and that Obama’s parents perpetrated a hoax.

Worse, 71 percent of Republicans overall don’t think Obama was born in Hawaii — while 60 percent accurately believe Ted Cruz wasn’t born in the United States. In other words, the white guy who wasn’t born here was definitely born here. But the black guy who was absolutely born here wasn’t born here and is lying. If you need any further proof of virulent racism, especially among Trump people, there it is.

Bob Cesca is the host of the Bob Cesca Show podcast, a twice weekly political talk show. He’s also a contributor to Salon.com. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.