Poll: Courts are right in travel ban ruling

Travel ban graphic by MGN.

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that most Americans say the federal courts were acting properly when they blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban from going into effect.

Trump has said the ban is necessary to keep would-be terrorists from traveling to the United States, but opponents have argued that it is intended to keep Muslims from traveling to the country.

Fifty-seven percent of Americans say the courts acted correctly by blocking the travel ban from taking effect; while 39 percent say they courts are wrongly interfering.

Eighty-two percent of Democrats and 56 percent of independents say the courts are acting rightly, while 73 percent of Republicans say they're wrongly interfering