Poll finds support for bombing a whole new world

Agrabah is not a real place. (Photo via Disney's "Aladdin" Facebook page.)
Agrabah is not a real place. (Photo via Disney’s “Aladdin” Facebook page.)

A not-insignificant number of Americans support bombing Aladdin’s fictional homeland, according to a poll out this week by Public Policy Polling.

The poll which focused on partisan positions ahead of next year’s presidential primaries, found about 30 percent of Republicans support bombing Agrabah, the fictional country where Disney’s 1992 movie “Aladdin” takes place. 13 percent of Republicans were opposed.

The poll also found that 41 percent of Trump supporters favored bombing Agrabah, with 9 percent opposed, according to the poll.

“It’s a whole new world,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling, in the pollster’s press release. “Republicans who support carpet bombing also support bombing magic carpets.”

The third option was “Not sure,” which polled at 57 percent among Republicans.

However, Democrats don’t get away. Public Policy Polling reported that 19 percent of Democrats also supported bombing Agrabah, and 36 percent were opposed.

The poll also quizzed Republicans on other issues. Public Police Polling found 54 percent support banning Muslims from entering the United States and 46 percent support a national database of Muslims in the United States (37 percent were opposed, and 17 percent were not sure). However, 53 percent of Republicans think Islam should remain legal in the United States.

That same poll also found that while nearly half Republicans in general now oppose Japanese incarceration during World War II, among Trump supporters, 41 percent support the idea of internment, with 37 percent  of Trump supporters opposed.

The poll surveyed 532 usual Republican primary voters and 525 usual Democratic primary voters on Dec. 16 and 17. The margin of error for both parties is +/-4.3 percent, according to the pollster.

Read more: Trump Leads Grows Nationally; 41% of His Voters Want to Bomb Country From Aladdin; Clinton Maintains Big Lead

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