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Majority of Americans Oppose Trump's Anti-Muslim Plan: Poll

A majority of Americans oppose Donald Trump\'s controversial plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States, but one in four supports it.

Published: 11th December 2015 05:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2015 07:47 AM   |  A+A-

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Expo Hall of the Richmond International Raceway. |AFP

By AFP

WASHINGTON: A majority of Americans oppose Donald Trump's controversial plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States, but one in four supports it, according to the first major national poll since the furor erupted.

The frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the White House triggered an outcry on Monday with the proposal, which was lambasted at home and abroad.

Fifty-seven percent of adults in the US are against the idea, while 25 percent are for it, according to the new survey by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

Eighteen percent did not know or had no opinion.

Among Republicans the views are mixed: 42 percent of Republican respondents back Trump's Muslim ban, while 36 percent oppose it.



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