SC exit poll: 75 percent agree with Trump’s Muslim ban
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Three-fourths of Republicans participating in Saturday’s South Carolina GOP primary say they support presidential hopeful Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMSNBC wins cable news weekly war for first time ever Saudi king: Trump visit a ‘turning point’ Tomi Lahren accepts role with pro-Trump advocacy group MORE’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S., according to an exit poll. 

A CBS News exit poll of Palmetto State primary voters found that 75 percent said they support Trump’s proposal, while 23 percent said they oppose it.

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Just days after the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif. – the worst on U.S. soil since 9/11 – Trump sparked a media backlash for saying that all Muslims should be temporarily banned from entering the country.

The proposal has been ridiculed as impossible to implement and called racist by some, but it has resonated with many people concerned about the potential for terrorists to infiltrate the U.S.

Terrorism was the top concern of GOP voters polled in the CBS survey, followed closely by jobs and the economy and government spending.

The real estate tycoon is the favorite to win the South Carolina primary on Saturday, although Ted CruzTed CruzGOP talks of narrowing ‘blue-slip’ rule for judges Abortion poses hurdle for Senate healthcare bill Senator's photo spurs caption contest MORE and Marco RubioMarco RubioDHS extends protected status for Haitians for six months Congress should let local communities set their own PACE Rubio: ‘People got what they voted for’ MORE both appear to have made late gains.

The CBS exit poll also found that voters were split on supporting an outsider versus an establishment candidate, with 48 percent saying they want someone with no political experience against 46 percent who say they prefer an insider.