Democratic voters are much more likely to support temporarily banning non-U.S. Muslims from entering the country when the idea is not associated with GOP front-runner Donald Trump, according to a Fox News national poll released Friday night.
Only 25 percent of Democratic voters favored the idea when it was presented as Trump's proposal, but 45 percent supported a temporary ban of non-U.S. Muslims when the idea was not mentioned alongside the Republican's name. The difference indicates left-leaning voters may be looking for a way to improve national security after recent mass shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., and Paris, France, but don't favor the idea when presented by Trump.
Trump's name didn't matter as much for Republicans. For GOP voters, 71 percent of supported Trump's plan and 72 percent supported the generic plan.
When everyone's considered together, 50 percent of respondents favored the pause in admitting Muslims when it was introduced to them as Trump's strategy to enhance national security, while 46 percent opposed it. But when Trump's name is removed from the idea, 55 percent liked it and 40 percent didn't.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com