Politics

Silent Majority: Poll Shows Americans Back Trump’s Refugee Ban

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

A poll released Thursday shows that a majority of voters support President Trump’s temporary ban on refugee entry. This is the second poll in the past few days to show majority support for the initiative that caused nationwide protests and backlash from journalists.

The Rasmussen Reports poll found that 52 percent of likely American voters support a temporary ban on refugee entry from all nations, until the vetting system is updated. The poll found that 43 percent of voters are opposed to to the policy. The poll was conducted online and over telephone and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent. It was conducted between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, days after protests broke out against Trump’s executive order. (RELATED: Protesters Chant ‘No Borders, No Nations, Stop The Deportations’)

A poll released by Rasmussen on Monday, which was conducted before the protests, found that 57 percent of voters supported Trump’s temporary ban on refugees from seven terrorist hotbeds, and an additional 56 percent supported temporarily prohibiting immigrants from those nations from entering the U.S.