By Savannah Smith  |  01-31-2017   News
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Proving yet again that it's mostly the angry, bitter Democrats and liberals and their biased mainstream media cohorts who are making all the noise against President Donald Trump's Executive Order on the temporary immigration and refugee ban from seven predominantly muslim countries known for being havens for terrorism, a recent survey shows that majority of American voters actually support the idea.

The immigration and refugee ban was, of course, a strong campaign pledge of President Trump that resonated with voters because it gives priority and emphasis to Americans' security and safety. The January 25-26 Rasmussen Reports poll found 57% of likely voters approve of the President's campaign promise for a temporary halt to immigration and refugee program of the U.S. for mostly Middle Eastern and North African Muslim countries known for being strongholds of terrorist groups. Only one-third of respondents in the poll opposed Trump's stance on immigration and refugee program, while 10% were undecided on the matter. The survey was completed a day before the President signed his executive order on the temporary halt of immigration and refugee program for predominantly-Muslim countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The figures hardly moved from poll results on the same topic in August last year where 59% of likely voters said they support Trump's fervent campaign pledge to better protect Americans from terrorist threats by enforcing a temporary ban on immigrants, visitors and refugees from terrorist states. Even then Trump was very vocal in saying that the temporary suspension would only apply to those from the "most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism".

An overwhelming majority of Republicans support the idea, with more than four-in-five Republicans approving the move, while three-in-five unaffiliated voters and one-third of Democrats also agreeing with the President's move.

The Rasmussen Reports poll was conducted online and by telephone, with a margin of error of 3% points.

The survey more closely reflects the real sentiments of majority of Americans who value their security and safety of their families and understand why stricter measures have to be undertaken while stronger vetting systems for immigrants and refugees are being worked out by the government.

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