SUR­PRISE SUP­PORT FOR TRUMP TRAVEL BAN

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

“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.

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