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 John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzViral video shows O’Rourke air-drumming to the Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ after Cruz debate Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate NY Times, McCabe give Trump perfect cover to fire Rosenstein, Sessions MORE and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioNikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story March For Our Lives founder leaves group, says he regrets trying to 'embarrass' Rubio Rubio unloads on Turkish chef for 'feasting' Venezuela's Maduro: 'I got pissed' 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.