Friday, February 3, 2017

Here's Something For Schumer To Cry About: Polls Show Public Backs Trump's Travel Ban

Terrorism: After nearly a week of nonstop protests and vicious denunciations, the unhinged opponents of President Trump's terror-related travel suspension have managed to sway almost no one. Three polls show that far more Americans support Trump's executive order than oppose it.
If you haven't heard of these polls, don't kick yourself. The mainstream press isn't exactly parading them around.
The Trump-hating Huffington Post's poll, conducted by YouGov and released on Thursday, shows that only 44% of the public opposes Trump, while 48% back him and another 8% aren't sure. (You have to scroll far down Huffington Post's main page to find it.)
Not surprisingly, support for Trump's action is incredibly strong among Republicans — 72% of whom "strongly approve" it. What is surprising is that more than 1 in 5 Democrats (21%) say they either strongly or somewhat approve the temporary ban.
More interesting still is the fact that a majority of middle-income families and those living in the Midwest back Trump — 51% and 52%, respectively. (Remember when Democrats used to claim to represent these people?)
The earlier Reuters/Ipsos poll had similar findings: with 41% who oppose Trump's executive order, while 48% back it and another 10% don't know. Among independents, only 36% disagreed with Trump. Reuters found that 23% of Democrats express their support. 

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