When one parses through and digs through statements they can find out who is pushing the idea and what are the weak points in the idea.
For instance, if the Republicans/Conservatives want to take over Noth America(First we take...), well then they have to control it! And that they would not be able to do. In fact they are having a hard time at the moment to control the USA.
Of course if the poll is true, it is hard to take. But one has to question what one is being fed as a fact. You, we, make the facts.