Majority of Americans oppose Trump anti-Muslim plan, poll shows

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, seen December 3, 2015, has the backing of one in four Americans -- including 42 percent of Republican respondents -- in a poll released December 10 asking about his plan to ban US travel for MuslimsA 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.

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