Trump Touts Bogus Poll From Birther Conspiracy Site World Net Daily to Show Minorities Support Him
Remember when Donald Trump built his right wing constituency by being a highly visible Birther conspiracy advocate? And then refused to even discuss it in this election season? (And got a complete pass from the media on it?)
Well, today he’s citing a very dubious poll conducted by a little-known company for the crackpot Birther conspiracy site World Net Daily, purporting to show that minorities are “lining up” to support him.
This is the website that on Christmas Day this year named President Obama the “Muslim of the Year.”
Both Trump and the WND article curiously fail to mention that these “minorities lining up” to support him are all Republican voters — and blacks and Hispanics are very much a minority constituency in the GOP. The vast majority of these racial/ethnic groups — and indeed, all minority groups — are Democrats, as this 2015 poll from Pew Research shows.
So Donald Trump is touting a phantom of his own imagination here — just like the Birther conspiracy theory pushed by World Net Daily.
OK, this is pretty hilarious. Here are the crosstabs for this World Net Daily poll — and have a close look at the section on “race.”
That’s right, folks; the number of people who identified as “black” and said they’d be voting for Trump is… wait for it… FOUR. Out of a total number of TEN.
It’s a landslide!
Here’s some relevant information on the pollster who runs “Clout Research,” Fritz Wenzel, who previously conducted a series of Birther-related polls for World Net Daily: WorldNetDaily’s Ethically Challenged Pollster.