Most Idahoans Don’t Think Trump will Follow Through on Promise to Deport Illegals

Two-thirds of Idahoans don’t believe Donald Trump will deport all illegal immigrants when he becomes president, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll shows.

But half of all Idahoans do think Trump will temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States, finds IPW pollster Dan Jones & Associates.

The undocumented workers and Muslim issues are interesting ones in Idaho.

A state of farmers and ranchers, undocumented workers are an important part of the agricultural economy in the Gem State.

There is also a large Mormon population in the state. And LDS Church leaders issued a rare rebuke of a presidential candidate when Trump – who won the state easily – came out for a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the country after a vicious terrorist attack.

In his latest survey, Jones found:

  • 66 percent of Idahoans believe Trump will not deport all illegal immigrants – estimated at more than 11 million people nationwide.
  • Only 26 percent believe he will.
  • And 8 percent don’t know.

Asked if they believe he will temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the country:

  • 50 percent said he would at least attempt that (there are questions whether the president has such powers).
  • 39 percent said Trump wouldn’t do it.
  • And 11 percent don’t know.

Deporting all undocumented immigrants would, of course, be tough. And more than one local and national politician has gotten into trouble even suggesting it.

No demographic group in Jones’ new poll believes Trump will succeed in this hard task:

  • Republicans say he would fail if he tried, 58-32 percent.
  • Democrats say no way, 69-21 percent.
  • Political independents agree Trump would fail, 71-21 percent.

Via Idaho Politics Weekly