16:27 GMT +319 August 2019
Listen Live
    US President Donald Trump

    Over Half of US Citizens Back President Trump's Entry Ban – Poll

    © REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton
    US
    Get short URL
    6188

    Over a half of US citizens support President Donald Trump’s decision to ban citizens of seven Muslim-majority states from entering the country until the government finds better ways to keep out potential terrorists, a poll by Rasmussen Reports revealed on Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On January 27, Donald Trump signed an executive order "Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States," which suspends entry to the country for all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days, bars all refugees from entry for 120 days and blocks all Syrian refugees from entering the United States for a yet undetermined period of time.

    “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,” the pollster said in a press release.

    The pollster added that 32 percent of respondents were opposed to the ban, while 11 percent remained undecided.

    The survey was conducted on January 25-26 prior to the protests against Trump’s executive orders that took place over the weekend.

    Related:

    Majority Americans Back Ban on Refugees, Visitors From Some Islamic Nations
    Scotland's First Minister Urges May to Cancel Trump's Visit Over Entry Ban
    Pentagon Head Requests Iraqi Interpreters, Pilots to Be Exempt From Travel Ban
    Trump's Travel Ban to Harm Int'l Unity Against Terrorism - Pakistani Minister
    Tags:
    poll, Rasmussen Reports, Donald Trump, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik