Plurality favor Trump’s Muslim ban in new poll

Plurality favor Trump’s Muslim ban in new poll
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A new poll suggests that a plurality of Americans favor a temporary ban on Muslim immigration like the one proposed by Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

The survey by conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports found that 46 percent of likely voters would favor a policy preventing Muslim immigrants from entering the country until tighter screening procedures can be implemented, while 40 percent would oppose such a measure.

Among likely Republican voters, 66 percent would support the ban, while 24 percent would oppose it.

Just 30 percent of likely Democratic voters would favor the proposed ban, while 55 percent said they would oppose it.

Those with no party affiliation said they would support the ban by a 45–39 margin.

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