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Rasmussen Poll: Majority back Trump on 'extreme vetting'

Rasmussen Poll: Majority back Trump on 'extreme vetting'

 Stephen Dinan | Washington Times --

A majority of voters back the concept of halting admissions from seven terrorist-connected countries, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll Monday that found general broad support for the kind of executive order President Trump signed on Friday.

That order has sparked confusion and protests at airports and outrage on Capitol Hill, where both Democrats and Republicans say it was poorly crafted and snagged too many people. Some Republicans even warned it could make the U.S. less safe by becoming a new recruiting tool for terrorists.

But voters are more enthusiastic about the policy, Rasmussen said, with 56 percent saying a pause in visas for Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia and Libya makes sense. 

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