Monday, July 10, 2017

Most Say Trump's Travel Ban Won't Make U.S. Safer

The Supreme Court is now allowing a partial enforcement of Donald Trump's executive order banning travel from six muslim countries (while they consider the constitutionality of the ban). Trump has claimed that his tavel ban will make the country safer (even though no refugee from those six countries has ever initiated a terrorist act in the United States).

The American public doesn't buy Trump's excuse for his bigoted travel ban. A substantial majority of 56% say it will not make this country any safer (with 37% saying it will have no effect on safety, and 19% saying it will make us less safe). Only 39% say the travel ban will make us safer (17 points less than those saying the opposite).

The chart above reflects information in a recent Rasmussen Poll -- done on June 2nd and 3rd of a random national sample of 1,000 likely voters, with a 3 point margin of error.

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