Despite an uproar from many in the media and practically all politicians, a plurality of all voters and a solid majority of Republicans approve of Donald Trump’s proposed moratorium on Muslim immigration, Rasmussen said Thursday.
According to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, 66% of Likely Republican Voters favor a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the United States until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here, the polling firm said. Just 24% oppose the plan, with 10% undecided.
Moreover, Rasmussen added, 46% of all voters “favor a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, while 40% are opposed. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.”
Trump proposed the ban after the tragic San Bernardino attack. Since then, he has been excoriated by the media and politicians from both sides of the political aisle.
Voters, however, have a funny way of deciding for themselves what they approve or disapprove, and it appears that a large number support the idea of stopping Muslim immigration until the vetting process can be improved.
As Steven H. Ahle observed yesterday, “tough background checks” did not prevent the entry of Tashfeen Malik, one of the terrorists in the San Bernardino massacre that left some 14 dead.
Worse yet, it seems that some of these operatives are quite capable of hiding their true intent for quite some time, as Christopher Collins noted here.
The national survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted between December 8 – 9, and has a +/- three percent error rate.
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