Poll: Majority of Voters Back Trump Travel Ban

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• July 5, 2017 9:05 am


A clear majority of voters back President Donald Trump's travel ban, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll.

Sixty percent of voters said they support the guidelines, while only 28 percent said they oppose them, Politico reported Wednesday.

The poll's language did not refer to Trump nor his executive orders on immigration. Respondents were asked whether they support or oppose the State Department's "new guidelines which say visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country."

Republicans support the ban 84 percent to nine percent, while independents support it 56 percent to 30 percent, the survey found.

Democrats oppose the ban, but not by much; 41 percent of Democratic respondents support the ban, and 46 percent are against it.

Under Trump's travel ban, travelers from the six countries affected may enter the U.S. if they have a "bona fide relationship" with someone who lives in the country, the Supreme Court ruled last week. Such a relationship could include a parent, parent-in-law, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sibling, or half sibling, including step relationships.

However, "extended" family members are not included, such as grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

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