From the moment Donald Trump announced his temporary pause in travel from countries connected to terrorism, the left has attempted to portray the order as unpopular and un-American.
The media has plastered pictures on TV screens of professional protestors at airports as if it represents all Americans feelings about the issue.
But a new poll had some surprising results.
A Politico/Morning Consult Poll found 55 percent of voters supported Trump’s executive orders, while just 38 percent opposed them.
‘Immigration Ban Is One Of Trump’s Most Popular Orders So Far’ pic.twitter.com/wAelwuQ4BE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
Morning Consult also reports on the findings of the poll:
“Along partisan lines, 54 percent of independents and 82 percent of Republicans back the travel ban, while 65 percent of Democrats oppose it.
The fallout from the executive order, which is being challenged in federal court and may head to the Supreme Court, has prompted a wider debate on national security. The Trump administration says the travel ban makes America safer, while defense hawks like Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and fellow committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) say it “may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.”
The debate seems to be weighing on Americans’ minds, with 22 percent of voters saying national security is a top issue, up from 19 percent the previous week.”
In the wake of the executive order, Barack Obama inserted himself into the political fight by blasting Trump’s actions.
He also celebrated the protests – some of which included violence against Trump supporters.
His statement was released through his spokesman Kevin Lewis.
Frm Pres @BarackObama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. pic.twitter.com/X5Fk3xRDEX
— Kevin Lewis (@KLewis44) January 30, 2017
The media and Democrats are trying to confuse the American people.
The narrative they are pushing is that Trump is wildly unpopular and his policies are toxic.
But these polls show that large segments of the American people are ignoring the left-wing propaganda.