When Hillary Clinton said last week that half of Donald Trump's supporters could be put in what she calls "the basket of deplorables," she enraged the political right, and Trump himself.
Clinton has since retracted the word "half" -- but she seems to be standing by the rest of her assertion that a significant number of Trump's supporters are, specifically, racist, sexist, xenophobic and Islamophobic.
So what does the data tell us, for example, about how Trump supporters actually feel about people from other countries, or about Islam? The 2016 PRRI/Brookings Institution Immigration Report shows that about 50 percent of Americans say they are bothered when they come into contact with immigrants who speak little or no English. That number jumps to 77 percent, more than three-quarters of Trump supporters, who say they're bothered when they meet immigrants who speak little or no English.
The PRRI/Brookings immigration report also shows that 57 percent of Americans said they believe that Islam is at odds with American values. That number for Trump supporters jumps to more than 8 in 10, or 83 percent
So it's clear there is a bit of a divide on some of these thorny issues between Trump voters and voters overall. But the big question is how many Trump supporters might actually hold the views that might be labeled objectively 'deplorable.' A related question: whether Clinton's comments could actually alienate anyone but those who weren't ever planning to support her to begin with.