Common Sense: Poll Shows Most Americans Support Ban on Islamic Immigration

Posted: Jun 24, 2016 9:00 AM

In one of the first polls since the Islamic attacks in Orlando, voters trust Donald Trump more than Hillary Clinton to keep America safe, according to a new Morning Consult poll.

The Republican nominee edges his Democratic counterpart, 41 percent to 37 percent, with more than one-fifth of voters saying they had no opinion. 

However, when asked if voters support or oppose a temporary ban on immigration from various countries, more than 50 percent and as much as 56 percent said they were in favor of a ban.  

More than 7 in 10 Republicans said they supported banning immigration to the U.S. from Iraq (76 percent), Afghanistan (78 percent), Libya (75 percent), Saudi Arabia (78 percent) and Pakistan (71 percent) and eight in 10 Republicans support a travel ban from Syria.

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