Despite being criticized about his comments regarding Muslims, immigrants, and women, Donald Trump is totally destroying the competition in the Republican primary election.
To get a closer look at the people backing the GOP frontrunner, The New York Times polled Trump supporters to see where they stand on the issues!
The report focused on the racial beliefs of the former Apprentice host's voters, and found one especially unsettling statistic — almost one in three of Trump's advocates did not approve of freeing slaves!
You read that correctly. The YouGov/Economist poll asked supporters if they approved or disapproved of "the executive order that freed all slaves in the states that were in rebellion against the federal government," aka the Emancipation Proclamation.
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In a startling revelation, the poll showed that 13 percent of Trump backers disapproved of it — and another 17 percent weren't sure!
The report also notes that 70 percent of Trump's South Carolina supporters want the Confederate flag in their statehouse again, and 38 percent wish the South won the Civil War!
Even if they're in the minority of Trump supporters, we're completely shocked ANYONE thinks slavery should still exist.
But seeing as though some of The Donald's advocates were straight up wearing KKK robes at the Las Vegas caucus, these statistics might not be as surprising after all — click HERE to read the entire report!
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