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Is Donald Trump South Carolina’s New Johnny Reb?

Nearly 40 percent of Donald Trump's South Carolina supporters wish the South had won the Civil War.

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About four in 10 Donald Trump supporters in South Carolina wish the South had won the Civil War.

About four in 10 Donald Trump supporters in South Carolina wish the South had won the Civil War.

That’s according to a new poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling. The same tally found that just 24 percent of Trump backers are glad the Union won, ending slavery and restoring the nation.

In addition, 70 percent of those who back the 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner believe the Confederate flag should still be flying over South Carolina’s statehouse. It was taken down last summer after a mass shooting at an African American church in Charleston.

Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from the United States is also popular among Palmetto State supporters. Eighty percent of them support it. Only 44 percent believe practicing Islam should be allowed in the United States, while 40 percent support closing all mosques in the country.

The same poll found that Trump is leading his closest rivals in South Carolina by 17 percent.

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