Poll: GOP Voters Still Support Trump’s Muslim Ban
Support remains high and unchanged among Republicans for GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s controversial proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% 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. Just 23% are opposed, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This is unchanged from early December when Trump first made the proposal following the terrorist massacre in San Bernardino, California. His plan drew the condemnation of President Obama, many in the media, virtually all of his political opponents and even some politicians abroad.
Among all likely voters, 45% still favor Trump’s plan, while 42% are opposed. This compares to 46% and 40% respectively in the previous survey. Twelve percent (12%) of these voters are now undecided.
Most voters (54%) continue to believe it is too easy for foreigners to legally enter the United States, although that’s down from 59% in December. Only nine percent (9%) think it’s too hard to enter this country legally, while 30% believe the level of difficulty is about right. More