Trump’s anti-Muslim gambit a winning bet

The Rachel Maddow Show, 12/14/15, 9:14 PM ET

Anti-Muslim pitch winning for Trump with GOP voters, polls show

Patrick Murray, Monmouth University polling director, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump’s rapid rise in the polls over the past five weeks, and how Trump’s anti-Muslim proposal appears to have improved his standing with Republican voters.
Last night Rachel Maddow talked with Monmouth University polling director Patrick Murray about Donald Trump’s steadily improving poll numbers and what they suggest about how Republican voters received his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States.

Here, again, are the graphics presented that make the case that indeed, playing to the fears of Republican voters with an extreme anti-Muslim policy pitch worked for Trump.

Trump's anti-Muslim gambit a winning bet