Over half of voters believe President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban is a measure to screen out possible terrorists, not to keep Muslims out of the country, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday.
- 52 percent say the ban is anti-terrorist.
- 39 percent say the ban is anti-Muslim.
- 50 percent of the voters approve of the temporary ban from the U.S. of people from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
- 41 percent oppose it.
Breaking down the results by party affiliation:
- 74 percent of Republicans believe the ban is anti-terrorist.
- 56 percent of unaffiliated voters say the ban is anti-terrorist.
- 77 percent of Republicans favor the ban.
- 50 percent of unaffiliated voters favor it.
- 54 percent of Democrats say the ban is anti-Muslim.
- 64 percent of Democrats oppose the ban.
As for for whether the Supreme Court will uphold the travel ban after lower courts blocked it:
- 50 percent believe the Supreme Court will uphold the ban.
- 40 percent believe the court is not likely to uphold the ban.
The Rasmussen poll was conducted on June 4 and 5, 2017 among 1,000 likely voters.
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