- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Most voters say they oppose President Trump’s recent move to suspend travel from seven majority-Muslim nations, with more saying they do not support other aspects of Mr. Trump’s “extreme vetting” executive order, according to a poll released this week.

Fifty-one percent of voters said they oppose the 90-day suspension of travel from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan, according to the poll from Quinnipiac University. Forty-six percent said they support it.

By a 60 percent to 37 percent margin, voters said they oppose the policy of suspending the U.S. refugee program for 120 days. And by a 70 percent to 26 percent margin, voters said they oppose Mr. Trump’s indefinitely suspending the immigration of Syrian refugees into the country.

Voters were split on whether the executive order would make the country more safe overall. Thirty-eight percent said it would, 39 percent said it would make the U.S. less safe, and 21 percent said it wouldn’t affect safety.

By a 50 percent to 44 percent margin, voters also said they oppose “suspending immigration from ‘terror prone’ regions, even if it means turning away refugees.” That’s a reversal from a Quinnipiac poll taken in January before Mr. Trump was inaugurated, when voters supported such a measure by a 48 percent to 42 percent margin.



Overall, 42 percent of voters said they approve of the job Mr. Trump is doing as president, compared to 51 percent who said they disapprove.

The Quinnipiac survey of 1,155 voters was taken from Feb. 2-6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

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