Donald Trump started his campaign with illegal immigration as a key issue, but in light of recent events, he would be wise to pivot his strategy towards focusing on national defense.
While Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslim immigration may have led to charges of “racism,” remember that literally anything a Republican do will be called racist in the times we live in. Whether Hillary likes it or not, the American public does appreciate toughness on the issue of national security, and that’s showing in the polls.
A new poll from Morning Consult shows that 41 percent of Americans believed that Trump would do a better job of keeping the country safe while only 37 percent favored Hillary Clinton. (Twenty-two percent said they didn’t know or had no opinion).
Trump’s boost comes from Independent voters, as 38 percent say they trust Trump while only 26 percent favored Clinton.The poll also shows that Americans support Trump’s proposal for a temporary ban on Muslims traveling to the United States. Forty-eight percent of those polled supported the idea while only 40 percent opposed it. (Eleven percent said they didn’t know or had no opinion)
Trump is currently reassessing his strategy after a bad month in the polls – and after looking at this poll, hopefully Hillary does nothing to change hers.[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]