President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US is one of his most popular so far, according to a new poll from Morning Consult and Politico.
The order has a 55% approval rating among voters polled, with 35% saying they “strongly approve.” Thirty-eight percent of voters said they disapprove.
Opinions about the order fall along party lines – 82% of Republicans support the ban, and 65% of Democrats oppose it.
The only executive order more popular than the travel ban is the one revoking federal funding for so-called immigration sanctuary cities. That order has a 55% approval rating, with 33% disapproving.
The Morning Consult/Politico poll was conducted from February 2-4.
The seven countries in Trump’s executive order were first flagged by the Obama administration as “countries of particular concern” for visa screening, but critics have accused the Trump administration of targeting Muslims with the travel ban.
Last week, a judge issued a stay on the executive order, which suspends its implementation.
While the travel ban seems to be fairly popular, Trump’s overall approval rating is slipping – 47% of those surveyed in the poll said they approve of the job Trump is doing, down two percentage points from the previous week. His disapproval rating rose 5 points, to 46%.
Not all recent polls have come to the same conclusion. A CNN/ORC poll from last week showed that 53% of Americans oppose the travel ban. The poll prompted Trump to say in a tweet on Monday that “any negative polls are fake news.”
Here’s how the approval ratings of Trump’s other executive orders stack up against that of his travel ban, according to the Morning Consult/Politico poll:
- Morning Consult