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New Rasmussen Poll: Most Approve Of Trump’s Temp. Halt On Refugees From Terror Havens

January 30, 2017

On Monday, Rasmussen Reports released a report showing that most American voters approve of President Donald Trump’s executive action to temporarily halt the influx of refugees and visitors from the handful of Middle Eastern and African countries that are known to be havens for terrorism. The report shows that a national phone and online survey found that 57% of those in the U.S. that are likely to vote favor the temporary ban. The voters agreed that refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen should not be able to enter the country until the United States can come up with a better vetting process to weed out potential terrorists.

The report says:

This survey was taken late last week prior to the weekend protests against Trump’s executive orders imposing a four-month ban on all refugees and a temporary visa ban on visitors from these seven countries.

Thirty three percent of the voters opposed the temporary ban, while ten percent were undecided.

It also added that the survey found little difference in one conducted in August that produced similar results:

These findings have changed little from August when 59% of voters agreed with Trump’s call for a temporary ban on immigration into the United States from “the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism” until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists.

The Rasmussen report also showed that a small percentage don’t believe the United States could ever be completely free from terror:

Only 16% of Americans think this country can ever be made completely safe from terrorist attacks in general,  although 52% of voters say the federal government does not focus enough on the threat of domestic Islamic terrorism.

The numbers are almost the same between the temporary ban on refugees and the temporary ban on visas from these seven nations:

The refugee ban is supported by 82% of Republicans and 59% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Democrats are opposed by a 53% to 34% margin. The numbers are nearly identical for the temporary ban on visas from these seven terrorist-plagued nations.

They added that about a third of the nation believes the United States is safer now than it was under former President Obama.

Just 32% think the United States is safer now after eight years of the Obama presidency. In late December, 34% of voters said the United States will be safer from domestic terror attacks five years from now. Twenty-seven percent (27%) believe it will be less safe, while 32% expect the level of danger to be about the same.