Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Poll: Most Americans Back Trump's Travel Ban; See It as a First Step to Screening for Terrorists

Despite the huge number of demonstrations pervading the United States in opposition to President Donald Trump's travel suspension executive order, a national poll shows most American voters agree with his temporary suspension of entry to the U.S. for visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Jewish Press website reports today (January 31, 2017).

According to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey, 57 percent of "likely U.S. voters" favored a temporary ban on refugees from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for the next 90 days. Ten percent were undecided, and 33 percent were opposed to the ban.

Along the same vein, 56 percent favored a temporary ban on visas blocking residents of those countries from entering the U.S. until the government comes up with a better way to screen for terrorists. Eleven percent were undecided on this question, and 32 percent were opposed.

The poll was conducted on January 25-26 by Rasmussen Reports, a conservative American polling firm based in Asbury Park, New Jersey, founded in 2003 by Scott Rasmussen.

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