Voters supporting Donald Trump are more than twice as likely to hold an unfavorable view of American Muslims, according to the results of the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey national online poll released Friday.
Politico According to the results, two-thirds (67 percent) of those identifying themselves as Trump supporters said they do not hold favorable views of Muslim Americans, compared to just 35 percent in the of all voters who said they feel that way.
Nearly 9-in-10 (87 percent) said they support Trump’s call to institute a temporary ban on Muslims who are not American citizens from entering the United States, while 47 percent of all voters who responded that way.
On the issue of immigration, 55 percent of Trump supporters said they believe immigrants working in the U.S. illegally should be deported, compared to 29 percent of all voters. Just 45 percent called themselves “pro-choice” on abortion, 15 points lower than all voters who responded.
Overall, Trump leads all Republicans with 39 percent support ahead of Super Tuesday, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 21 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 19 percent and Ben Carson and John Kasich at 8 percent each. Among Democratic voters surveyed, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders 52 percent to 41 percent nationally.
The online poll was conducted Feb. 24-25, surveying 6,433 registered voters overall, with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 percentage points. The sample includes 1,007 voters who said they are supporting Trump.