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Poll: Despite media outrage, millennials support Trump’s travel ban

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The media has been in an uproar over Trump’s travel ban since the moment he proposed it, deeming it as controversial and un-American. Yet despite all the hubbub, a majority of Americans and a plurality of millennials support the President’s position.

A Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Wednesday showed that 60 percent of registered voters and 47 percent of millennials support Trump’s temporary ban from six Muslim-majority countries that had little-to-no central government. Only 28 percent of registered voters and 35 percent of millennials opposed the travel ban.

College students had a similar support level for Trump’s executive order as all millennials. 45 percent supported the travel ban and 38 percent opposed.

Older millennials and younger Gen-Xers, Xennials, showed even stronger support with 59 percent favoring the ban to just 28 percent opposing.

The only group of people to have a plurality opposition were Democrats, and even they were nearly split equally with 41 percent supporting the ban and 46 percent opposing. Even 39 percent of voters who supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election supported Trump’s travel ban to 49 percent who opposed the executive order.

Trump’s travel ban went into effect in late June and will be heading to the Supreme Court for a full review in October.


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