Poll: 30% of GOP voters support bombing Agrabah, the city from Aladdin


Public Policy Polling also found that about 54% of the Republicans they polled support banning Muslims from entering the US, as Donald Trump has proposed

Almost one-third of Republican primary voters would support bombing the fictional kingdom of Agrabah, according to a report released by Public Policy Polling on Friday.

More than 530 Republican primary voters were polled this week on their support for Republican candidates and foreign policy issues including banning Muslims from entering the US, Japanese internment camps from the second world war and bombing Agrabah, the kingdom from Disneys animated classic, Aladdin.

In its poll, Public Policy Polling asked the 532 Republicans: Would you support or oppose bombing Agrabah? While 57% of responders said they were not sure, 30% said they supported bombing it. Merely 13% opposed it.

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30% of Republican primary voters nationally say they support bombing Agrabah. Agrabah is the country from Aladdin. #NotTheOnion

Public Policy Polling also polled Democratic primary voters: only 19% of them said they would support bombing Agrabah, while 36% said they would oppose it.

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We asked the Agrabah question to Dem primary voters too. They oppose bombing ‘it’ 36/19, while GOP supports bombing ‘it’ 30/13

Republican primary voters polled by the PPP arent just worried about Agrabah. Of those polled, 36% believe that thousands of Arabs in New Jersey cheered when the World Trade Center collapsed on 9/11. About 54% of those polled support banning Muslims from entering the United States and 46% support the creation of a national database of Muslims in the United States.

New Jersey officials and residents have repeatedly denied the claims of the post-9/ 11 festivities, which were resurfaced last month by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that build was coming down, Trump said at a November campaign rally in Alabama.

Trump continues to stand by his remarks. He had also called for a total and complete shutdown of the countrys perimeters to Muslims in the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack.

Donald Trump stands by assert that New Jersey Muslims cheered 9/11.

According to the PPP,[ Donald] Trump is at 45% with Republicans who want to bomb Aladdin and only 22% with ones who dont want to bomb Aladdin.

Trump has been criticised by members of his own party for his anti-Muslim remarks.

Banning all Muslims will make it harder for us to do exactly what we need to do, which is destroy Isis, Republican presidential nominee Jeb Bush said on Tuesday during the fifth Republican debate. We need to engage with the Arab world to make this occur.

But Trumps remarks and proposals, however, have seemed to connect with some GOP voters.

One in four of those polled by the PPP said that Islam should be illegal in the US and that they support the US policy of Japanese internment during the second world war.

Will Smith: If Donald Trumps commentaries continue, Ill be forced to run for president.

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