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51% Back Trump's Temporary Ban On Refugees — IBD/TIPP Poll
by John Merline
Despite almost nonstop criticism from politicians, prominent business leaders and the media over President Trump's decision to suspend refugees for 120 days, the public still supports Trump by a margin of 51% to 48%, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll. Trump, however, starts his presidency with very low approval ratings.
Trump's executive order, which he signed on Jan. 27, also temporarily blocked visas from seven countries known to harbor terrorists. The order sparked protests at airports and denunciations from Democrats and hundreds of companies.
Not surprisingly, there was a sharp partisan split on this question — 82% of Democrats oppose Trump's executive order, and 88% of Republicans approve. But more than half of independents (55%) back Trump.
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