Despite criticism from the left, a majority of American voters actually support President Trump's executive order temporarily halting immigration from terror hot-spots, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 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 approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Similarly, 56% favor a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists. Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose this temporary ban, and 11% are undecided.
Rasmussen notes that the survey was conducted last week, prior to the protests against President Trump's order.
In August of 2016, Rasmussen reported that 59% of Americans supported the temporary ban.
Read the full results from the Rasmussen survey HERE.