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60 percent of Americans support Trump's travel ban

Most Americans support President Trump's ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll has found. As Politico notes, poll results have historically varied widely on the topic depending on how questions are worded and how the poll is conducted. With no mention of Trump or the president's executive orders on immigration in Politico/Morning Consult's polling, though, 60 percent of voters said they supported the measures while a mere 28 percent opposed them.

The divide is strongly partisan, with 84 percent of Republicans supporting the ban while a more middling 41 percent of Democrats do. Independents tip in support of the ban, with 56 percent in favor compared to 30 percent who oppose it.

"Since we last asked about Trump's travel ban, we've seen a drop in those who oppose the executive order, though we've also seen an uptick in those who do not have any opinion on the matter or have yet to settle on one," said Morning Consult chief research officer and co-founder Kyle Dropp.

The Supreme Court has approved a modified version of Trump's ban, which will stand through the Court's arguments in October. The Politico/Morning Consult poll reached 1,989 registered voters between June 29-30, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 points.