New Poll Proves Majority of Americans Support Trump’s Travel Pause

A poll executed by Morning Consult for Politico reports that 60% of Americans support President Trump’s travel pause. The voters 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.’”  This is the first poll on the subject after the Supreme Court struck down the lower courts’ temporary restraining orders of the President’s executive order.

As one might expect Republicans strongly support the pause 84% to 9%, while independents support it 56%  to 30%, and while the Democrats oppose the 90 day pause, its not by a lot, 46% oppose vs 41% support. Apparently opposition to the travel pause is receding:

“Since we last asked about Trump’s travel ban, we’ve seen a drop in those who oppose the executive order,” said Morning Consult Chief Research Officer and Co-Founder Kyle Dropp. “Though, we’ve also seen an uptick in those who do not have any opinion on the matter or have yet to settle on one.”

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Not all of the State Department’s definition of close family member is popular with the voters, the biggest objection is not including grandparents/grandchildren:

Eighty percent of voters think travelers from those six countries should be admitted to the U.S. if they have a parent living in America, and 78 percent think they should be admitted to join a spouse or child in the country; all three are permitted under the directive.

Nearly three-quarters, 73 percent, think travelers with a sibling in the U.S. should be admitted, which the policy allows. Sixty-seven percent think travelers with a grandparent in the country should be admitted, though the policy allows neither grandparents nor grandchildren from claiming those relationships to obtain a visa.

The travel pause is supported by all ages except the youngest (18-29) where only 47% support…


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