A new poll says most US voters support Donald Trump's travel ban as protests erupt in the US and UK
Donald Trump signed an executive order banning refugees into the US for 120 days.
Some 57 per cent of US likely voters favour the temporary ban on refugees “until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here”, a phone and online survey by polling company Rasmussen Reports found.
The polling company says 33 per cent are opposed to the ban with 10 per cent undecided.
Some 57 per cent of US likely voters favour the temporary ban on refugees
The executive order also banned Syrian refugees indefinitely and placed a 90-day bar on citizens from Muslim-majority nations Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
According to the poll, 56 per cent favour a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists.
While 32 per cent oppose this temporary ban, and 11 per cent are undecided.
The survey quizzed 1,000 US likely voters on January 25 and 26 before protests erupted over the ban at the weekend.
Rasmussen Reports said: “These findings have changed little from August when 59 per cent of voters agreed with Trump’s call for a temporary ban on immigration into the United States from ‘the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism’ until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists.”
The poll found 33 per cent of voters opposed the temporary refugee ban
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The travel ban sparked protests in the US
Responding to news of the poll, Nigel Farage told Westmonster: “The mainstream American liberal media need to be more honest and rebrand.
“They are the opposition with no attempt to give objective coverage or to reflect genuine American public opinion.”
Nigel Farage criticised "American liberal media" for failing to reflect the public's views
The UK Reacts To Trump's 'Muslim' Travel Ban
Mon, January 30, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the USA from seven 'muslim' countries. This led to protests across America and, now, the UK.
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A woman dress as the Statue of Liberty during a protest in Glasgow against US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on refugees and people from seven mainly-Muslim countries
The travel ban has sparked protests in the US and in Britain with a petition calling for Mr Trump’s state visit to be scrapped reaching 1.5million signatures.
Prime Minister Theresa May has refused to bow to pressure and insisted the invitation remains.
Former president Barack Obama has also waded into the row saying he is “heartened” by the protests.