Results for - The Serpentine Don?!

1,868 voters participated in this survey

1. Earlier this year during his presidential campaign, Donald Trump gave a speech incorporating the lyrics of the late Al Wilson's late 1960s story song r&b and pop hit, "The Snake" as an analogy for the ISIS terrorist group. Regardless of your feelings about Trump as a presidential contender, do you recall having heard this speech?

Yes
8%
141 votes
No
77%
1,385 votes
Possibly/Don't recall
15%
274 votes

2. Before Trump gave that speech, had you heard the Al Wilson song in question?

Yes, I'd heard the song before Trump's speech.
10%
186 votes
I'd only first heard the song in conjunction with Trump's speech.
6%
107 votes
I've heard the speech, but not the song.
6%
114 votes
I've neither heard the speech nor the song.
77%
1,393 votes

3. Do you believe the moral of "The Snake" is an apt analogy for ISIS, especially in regards to how members of the group may well already be in North America due to current U.S. and Canadian immigration policy?

Yes, some people will "bite" regardless how well you treat them.
22%
395 votes
No, that's a ridiculous comparison (and I may say why I believe that to be the case in a comment).
12%
221 votes
Unsure, but I like that song (or at least one aspect of the Wilson's recording).
11%
193 votes
Unsure, and I'm not fond of the song, either.
55%
991 votes

4. No matter what you feel about the Trump, Wilson, the song and the analogy it was used to draw, are you at all surprised that a semi-obscure song such as this would be used to illustrate a foreign policy point by a major party presidential candidate?

Yes, that is, at best, curious.
15%
265 votes
No, appropriate parallels are where you find them;"The Snake" works to make the intended point.
21%
384 votes
No opinion or unsure
64%
1,151 votes
05/13/2016 Living 1868 41 By: jlrake

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