The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

66 per­cent of Amer­i­cans say peo­ple flee­ing war and op­pres­sion have the right to seek refuge in other coun­tries; 60 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 59 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 80 per­cent of Democrats agree.

66 per­cent of Amer­i­cans over­all say the “en­tire world” should help with the refugee cri­sis; 57 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 61 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 73 per­cent of Democrats agree.

52 per­cent over­all say the U.S. should help refugees; 39 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 49 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 65 per­cent of Democrats agree.

41 per­cent over­all say the U.S. has a “spe­cial role to play in the world” to pro­vide a new home for refugees; 32 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 35 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 56 per­cent of Democrats agree.

40 per­cent over­all say the U.S. does not have this role; 53 per­cent of Repub­li­cans, 42 per­cent of in­de­pen­dents and 27 per­cent of Democrats agree. Source: A YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults con­ducted Sept. 3-7 and re­leased Tues­day.

Fol­low Jen­nifer Harper on Twit­ter @ HarperBul­letin

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