Poll: 6 in 10 American Voters Support Trump’s Travel Ban

Gage Cohen | July 5, 2017 | 5:58pm EDT
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The temporary travel ban applies to most citizens of citizens of Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Syria and Yemen. (Photo: Fuad Ahmed/Wikimedia Commons)

(CNSNews.com) – Sixty percent of registered voters support President Trump’s temporary travel ban applying to six terror-prone nations, which was recently upheld in part by the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a new Politico/ Morning Consult poll.

Respondents were asked: “As you may know, the U.S. Department of State recently outlined new guidelines which say visa applicants from six predominantly Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country. Knowing this, do you support or oppose these new guidelines?”

Only 28 percent of all who were surveyed said that they opposed Trump’s restrictions on travel. Eleven percent did not know or had no opinion on the matter.

The president’s travel ban, temporarily prevents citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States.

Under the Supreme Court decision, those who have a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” may be exempt. The delayed executive order went into effect on June 29.

“The policy allows travelers from the six countries to enter if they have a parent, parent-in-law, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sibling or half sibling, including step relationships, in the country,” reports Politico.

Republicans, specifically, are overwhelmingly in favor of the temporary travel ban. The poll found that 84 percent of Republicans support it, while only nine percent are opposed.

The survey also found that independents generally support Trump’s restrictions on travel – 56 percent of independents are supportive while 30 percent opposed it.

Democrats were less enthusiastic, with 41 percent in support and 46 percent in opposition.

A majority of those polled also agreed that the travel ban should allow those with America-residing family members to enter. Eighty percent believed a traveler should be able to visit his or her parents in the U.S.

The poll surveyed 1,989 registered voters between June 29 and 30 and has a margin of error of plus or minus two percent.

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