Poll: Half of voters back Muslim travel ban, patrols of Muslim neighborhoods

The travel ban, an idea originally raised by GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump after the San Bernardino attacks and reiterated following the coordinated efforts in Belgium, is most popular among the real estate mogul’s backers, at 84 percent. But 65 percent of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s supporters and 48 percent of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s supporters also favor such a ban.

On the Democratic side, 37 percent of Hillary Clinton supporter’s agree with the travel ban, compared with 27 percent of voters who plan to cast their ballots for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

A virtual majority of American voters (49 percent) also agree with Cruz’s call for additional law enforcement patrols of Muslim neighborhoods in the United States. Seven out of 10 Republicans agree with increased patrols, compared with 35 percent of Democrats and 46 percent of independents.