Golez: Amazing. In spite of the negative noise, survey shows more approve than disapprove Trump's executive orders. The most popular at 55% approval is the executive order barring refugees and citizens from seven countries.
POLL: Travel ban is one of Trump's most popular executive orders
President Donald Trump's executive order barring refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US is one of his most popular so far, according to a new pollfrom Morning Consult and Politico.
The order has a 55% approval rating (with 35% saying they "strongly approve") with only 38% of voters polled saying they disapprove of it.
Opinions about the ban fall along partisan lines — 82% of Republicans support the ban, while 65% of Democrats oppose it.
The only other 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 only 33% disapproving.
Morning Consult and Politico's poll was conducted between Feb. 2 and Feb. 4.
The seven countries included 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 specifically 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 — only 47% of those surveyed in this poll said they approve of the job Trump is doing, which is down two points from the previous week. His disapproval rating rose five points to 46%.
And 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 tweet on Monday that "any negative polls are fake news."
Here's how Trump's other executive orders stack up against his travel ban, according to the Morning Consult/Politico poll: