Poll: Most Americans Support Trump’s Travel Ban
Most American voters approve of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries, according to a new poll conducted by POLITICO and Morning Consult.
The ban prohibits the issuance of new visas from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days and suspends the refugee resettlement program for 120 days.
The poll found 60-percent of voters support the ban while only 28-percent oppose it.
Most Republican voters, 84 percent, support the ban, while only nine-percent oppose it.
The ban is also popular among independent voters. Fifty-six percent support it, compared to 30-percent who don’t.
Just over 40-percent of Democratic voters approve of the ban, while 46-percent are against it.
The poll does not mention the president or his executive orders on immigration. That differs from other polls, most of which have found more opposition to the ban.
An Associated Press-NORC Center poll conducted last month found nearly 60-percent of Americans supported multiple court decisions to block the travel ban.
The Associated Press-NORC Center poll was completed before the Supreme Court’s decision last week to allow some aspects of the policy to be implemented while the high court waits to hear the case in the fall.
The Supreme Court ruling said the government must refrain from blocking people from traveling to the United States who had a “bona fide relationship” to a person or entity already in the country.
Source: Voice of America