After President Donald Trump announced his infamous travel ban on people coming to the US from six Muslim majority countries, it seemed like a large number of people opposed the plan. The mainstream media also used the opportunity to criticize Trump, showing that a majority of Americans opposed the decision. Some cited human rights violation issues while others said it would only increase frustration and hatred against the US in the six affected countries.
However, according to a recent poll from Politico/Morning Consult, sixty percent of registered voters support President Trump’s decision to ban visitors from six Muslim majority countries. The ban essentially means that people who don’t have any business relationships or “close” family in the US could have their visas rejected and denied entry.
The poll shows that 89 percent of Republican voters supported the ban and only 9 percent opposed it. Shockingly 41 percent of Democratic voters also back the ban, while 46 percent do not. Independent supporters also appear to be inclined towards favoring the restriction with 56 percent of voters supporting it and 30% opposing it.
Politico reported that 1989 registered voters from June 29-30 were asked if they supported or opposed 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.”
Politico’s Steven Shephard, however, tried to cover up the massive support from the public, for the ban. He said, “The Politico/Morning Consult question doesn’t mention Trump, nor does it refer to the president’s executive orders on immigration.”
He furthered his argument, saying, “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.”
Regardless of how the surveyors asked the question, results show that President Trump’s visa policy for the six countries, even though portrayed negatively by the media, enjoys massive support from the American public.