Fifty-five percent of registered voters said they approve of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel-ban and his executive order to cut federal funding from sanctuary cities, while only 38 percent disapprove, according to the national Morning Consult/POLITICO survey conducted Feb. 2 through Feb. 4.
Along partisan lines, 54 percent of independents and 82 percent of Republicans back the travel ban, while 65 percent of Democrats oppose it.
Regionally, the ban received the greatest support from Southern voters: 58 percent approved. In the Northeast, 54 percent approved. The Midwest, 52 percent. And the West, 51 percent.
In addition, 48 percent of those backed Trump’s order to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico — 42 percent did not — and respondents were split on the president’s performance after two weeks in the White House.
The national survey polled 2,070 registered voters and has a margin of error of +/–2%.
Generally, A large majority of voters, 57 percent, want the U.S. government to halt refugee resettlement until better controls to screen foreigners can be implemented, Rasmussen found in January. A Reuters poll conducted around the same time found those strongly supporting Trump’s move to halt refugee resettlement outnumbered those that strongly opposed it three-to-one, and 48 percent overall approved of the order.
In slight contrast, a recent Quinnipiac poll found that 51% of those surveyed oppose the block on travelers from the seven Muslim-majority countries and 60% don’t like the ban on refugees.
Until a reliable vetting system is in place, mass migration, particularly from violent and unstable countries, appears to be unpopular with voters.