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President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 8, 2017. Saul Loeb—AFP/Getty Images

Americans Like President Trump's Immigration Ban More Than They Like Him: Poll

Feb 08, 2017

The approval ratings for President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban are higher than the approval ratings for Trump himself, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll found Trump's disapproval rating has grown worse during his first weeks in the White House. Nearly 50% of respondents disapprove of how Trump is handling his new job, an increase from 41% in the previous week. That trend echoes other polls that have found Trump's early disapproval ratings to be higher than those of his predecessors.

Trump's approval rating also fell slightly from 49% to 47%, the poll found. That two-point difference is still within the poll's margin of error, which is plus or minus 2 percentage points.

Still, a majority of people (55%) approve of Trump's controversial immigration ban, while just 38% disapprove, splitting heavily along partisan lines. While 82% of Republicans support the immigration order, 65% of Democrats oppose it.

The poll, which surveyed 2,070 registered voters online, was conducted from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4.

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