Thu, 23 February 2017
In his latest national poll, Shibley Telhami of the University of Maryland found 70% of Americans with favorable views of Muslims. So how to explain a later poll’s finding that President Trump’s Executive Order stopping immigration of refugees and people from 7 Muslim-majority countries was approved by a 48% to 41 margin? Over the course of 4 polls taken between November 2015 and October 2016, Democrats and Independents grew more and more tolerant of Muslim and Islam. Republicans? Not so much.