Majority Of Americans Oppose Trump’s Muslim Ban, But Half Of GOPers Favor It

While more than half of Republicans think the United States should temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country, nearly 60 percent of all Americans think we should not bar them from entry, according to a national CBS News poll released Friday.

Fifty-eight percent of Americans said the U.S. “should not ban” Muslims from other countries from entering the country. Forty-six percent also opposed a federal database of Muslims in the country.

These results are similar to a poll from NBC/WSJ released Thursday, in which 57 percent of respondents opposed the proposed ban.

Despite 54 percent support among Republicans for a temporary ban, 51 percent of GOPers also said such a ban goes against the country’s “founding principles.”

A ban on Muslims entering the country would have no effect on Americans’ safety from terrorism, according to 46 percent of CBS News poll respondents.

The poll was conducted among 1,011 adults from Dec. 9-10 by cell phones and landlines in Spanish and English with a margin of error of 4 percentage points. There were 304 Republicans surveyed with a margin of error of 6 percentage points.

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