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Local support for Donald Trump block on Muslims
by Phillip Hudson
A majority of Coalition voters believe Australia should follow Donald Trump's lead and make it harder for citizens from Muslim countries to travel to Australia.
A special Newspoll, taken exclusively for The Australian, reveals 52 per cent of Liberal and Nationals voters are in favour of copying the dramatic executive order issued by the US President to suspend visas being issued for migrants or travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, halt all refugee arrivals into the US for 120 days and ban Syrian refugees indefinitely.
Overall, Australians are divided over the issue, with the poll of 1734 voters taken from last Thursday to Sunday showing 44 per cent believe Australia should take similar measures while 45 per cent oppose that action. Some 11 per cent were uncommitted.
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