Source: Think Progress

Politico’s poll on Trump’s travel ban is fake news

By: Judd Legum

This morning, Politico published a story with a provocative headline: “Poll: Majority of voters back Trump travel ban.” There is only one problem with this story: it isn’t true. Politico did not even ask a polling question ab0ut the latest version of Trump’s travel ban, which is expressed in a March 7 executive order. Rather, the poll asked about “new guidelines which say visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country.” These guidelines are not Trump’s policy, but a requirement imposed through a per curium order of the Supreme Court. Read more here.

 

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