How Question Wording Affects (Or Doesn’t Affect) Support For Trump’s Travel Ban

President Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. has been perhaps the most controversial act of his presidency so far. The order set off a firestorm of protests and numerous court challenges. But it’s still difficult to measure how many Americans support the policy. It’s hard to distill complex policy into a short poll question, so different pollsters wound up using different wording. Additionally, pollsters conduct their surveys using a variety of methods and during different time periods. The result was that some polls found a plurality in favor of the executive order while others found a plurality against it. CONT.

Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight

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