Where Democratic and Republican primary voters really differ

Check out this chart via Wonkblog:

2) A lot of what is happening today makes me feel uneasy and out of place in my own country. Things seem to be heading in the wrong direction with our letting millions of immigrants into the country illegally, letting religion slip out of our public life, and moving to be more accepting of gay and lesbian rights.

The divide here is just as stark. About 7 in 10 Republicans say the statement describes them very or fairly well. Nearly half say it describes them very well. Only 3 in 10 Democrats say it describes them very or fairly well.

These are the sentiments that Trump, with his hard-line comments on immigrants, and Carson, whose frequent invocations of his Christian faith include basing an entire tax plan on Biblical tithing principles, have harnessed in their outsider campaigns for the GOP nomination.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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