Two-thirds of New Hampshire GOP voters favor banning Muslims, exit polls show

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Preliminary exit polling from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary shows two-thirds of Republican voters favor temporarily banning Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the country, ABC News reports.

The early exit polls also show four in 10 primary voters said undocumented immigrants should be deported.

Among the group favoring the Muslim ban, Donald Trump won 42 percent of votes. He got 46 percent among the second group favoring deportations.


In December, the real estate mogul called for a ban on all Muslims, without exception, in order to address what he said were security threats. A month earlier, he called for a "force" to deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

New Hampshire polls showed Trump had a double-digit lead heading into Tuesday's primary.

Tuesday's exit polls also showed nearly half of Republicans say they’re looking for a candidate from “outside the political establishment,” ABC said.

Of that group, 57 percent backed Trump. Next closest was Ted Cruz, at just 12 percent.


Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.

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