SURPRISE SUPPORT FOR TRUMP TRAVEL BAN
“Half of voters still favor President Trump’s temporary travel ban and see it as an anti-terrorist measure, not religious discrimination. Voters also think the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to uphold the ban,” says a new Rasmussen Reports survey, which finds that 50 percent of likely voters give the nod to the ban, while 41 percent oppose it.
Partisan differences are immediate: 77 percent of Republicans agree with the ban, 64 percent of Democrats oppose the idea.
Still, 52 percent overall say Mr. Trump’s order is an anti-terrorism measure; 74 percent of Republicans agree. Meanwhile, 39 percent overall believe the order is aimed at Muslims; 58 percent of Democrats agree.
The ban could make progress, however. The survey also found that half of all voters think the Supreme Court is likely to uphold the president’s travel limits, now snarled in some lower courts.