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Trump's anti-Muslim gambit a winning bet

Polls show Trump winning with appeal to Republican fears of Islamic radicals

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.