Rasmussen: One in three support government tracking of Muslims

Rasmussen: One in three support government tracking of Muslims

Donald-Trump2On Friday, Rasmussen reported that 32 percent of likely U.S. voters, including a “slight” plurality of Republicans, support government monitoring of Muslims.

According to Rasmussen, a slight majority — 52 percent — oppose such a move, but 16 percent are undecided.

According to Rasmussen, those participating in the poll were asked: “Should most individual Muslims be monitored by the government as potential terrorists?”

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has been pilloried by many for reportedly suggesting a “database” to keep track of Muslims.  Earlier this month, however, he backed down, saying the idea was not his, but a reporter’s.

“I didn’t suggest a database — a reporter did,” he said on Twitter. “We must defeat Islamic terrorism & have surveillance, including a watch list, to protect America.”

Reaction on Twitter was pretty much divided:

One person suggested using the database to track gun owners:

Because law-abiding Americans owning guns are apparently more dangerous than terrorists bent on killing innocent Americans.

What do you think? Should the federal government institute a system to track individual Muslims as terrorists?  Let us know in the comments below.

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