A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows the majority of Americans support President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban for refugees and citizens from seven Middle Eastern countries that are hotbeds for terrorism.
The Jan. 30-31 poll found that 49 percent of American adults said they either "strongly" or "somewhat" agreed with Trump's order, while 41 percent "strongly" or "somewhat" disagreed and another 10 percent said they don't know.
But the responses were split almost entirely along party lines. Some 53 percent of Democrats said they "strongly disagree" with Trump's action while 51 percent of Republicans said they "strongly agree."
Even though there's an 8 point gap in favor of the ban, Reuters said "slightly more" approved than disapproved.
Additionally, their headline was the tame: "Trump's travel ban polarizes America."
You can be sure if the poll showed an 8 point gap against the ban they'd be calling it an "overwhelming gap" and a "stunning repudiation."
Trump's executive order banned refugees from entering the United States for 120 days, and it placed an indefinite hold on Syrian refugees. It also blocked citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
...The Reuters/Ipsos poll found 31 percent of Americans feel "more safe" because of the ban, compared with 26 percent who said they felt "less safe." Some 38 percent said they felt the United States was setting "a good example" of how best to confront terrorism, while 41 percent said the country was setting "a bad example."
Whether or not it's made us more safe is not clear as many Muslims have suggested they're going to commit terrorism as a result of the ban.