According to a Rasmussen poll conducted late last week, “57% of likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here.”
Thirty-three percent of those surveyed disagreed with the ban, while 10 percent were undecided.
Rasmussen Reports’ findings were released amid controversy regarding President Donald Trump’s recent executive order implementing a temporary, 90-day ban on visitors and refugees from seven majority Muslim nations.
The same poll found that 56 percent of likely voters are in favor of a temporary ban on residents of those same countries from visiting the United States. Rasmussen points out that this is not a drastic change from a similar poll conducted in August, which found that 59 percent of likely voters, including 82 percent of Republicans, support a temporary refugee ban.
These new findings seem to be aligned with other Rasmussen polls on similar topics, including one that found that 62 percent disapproved of Pres. Obama’s own plan regarding refugees, agreeing that it posed a threat to national security.