Poll: Strong plurality of Americans favor Trump proposal to suspend Muslim immigration

Poll: Strong plurality of Americans favor Trump proposal to suspend Muslim immigration
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[Ed. – Interesting that support for the so-called “Muslim ban” is higher than the overall support for Trump on national security.  This suggests to me that some segment of Trump voters has begun to process his repeated instances of backing off from his controversial suggestions, including the ones most popular with voters.  Some who like his ideas may question whether he’ll really implement them.]

A new poll from Morning Consult shows that 41 percent of Americans believed that Trump would do a better job of keeping the country safe while only 37 percent favored Hillary Clinton. (Twenty-two percent said they didn’t know or had no opinion).

Trump’s boost comes from Independent voters, as 38 percent say they trust Trump while only 26 percent favored Clinton.

The poll also shows that Americans support Trump’s proposal for a temporary ban on Muslims traveling to the United States. Forty-eight percent of those polled supported the idea while only 40 percent opposed it. (Eleven percent said they didn’t know or had no opinion.)

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