WAPO/ABC Poll: 67% of Americans Support a Travel Ban From Ebola Affected Countries of West Africa Like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea



According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, 67% of Americans are in favor of travel bans for individuals from countries affected by Ebola, namely the West African ravaged countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. JUST 67%? Look for this number to grow considerably after a second transmitted case of Ebola has now been diagnosed in Dallas, Texas.

Ebola Travel ban

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about a widespread epidemic of the Ebola virus in the United States, and about as many in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the federal government is not doing enough to prevent it.

Indeed, more than four in 10 – 43 percent are worried that they or an immediate family member might catch the disease. That’s similar to the level of concern about other viral outbreaks in some previous ABC/Post polls, but more consequential, given Ebola’s high mortality rate.

From The Daily Caller points out that this is not a Republican or Democrat partisan issue … their is support on both sides to put a travel ban in place. Except from the always political, PC, community organizer, Barack Obama.

The public’s support for an Ebola travel ban is growing fast, prompting more Republican and Democratic politicians to demand a White House policy reversal.

Sixty seven percent of Americans said they would favor “restricting entry to the United States by people who’ve been in affected countries,” according to a new poll by The Washington Post and the ABC News.

Only 29 percent opposed the travel curbs on people arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where 4,000 people have already died from the lethal and invasive disease.

That attitude is spurring politicians to challenge President Barack Obama’s repeated opposition to any restrictions on the entry of apparently healthy Africans who may carry the disease.

Obama’s progressive-style opposition to the travel ban may become a problem for Democrats during the remaining three weeks of the 2014 campaign, especially if more Americans are infected with the deadly disease.

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “WAPO/ABC Poll: 67% of Americans Support a Travel Ban From Ebola Affected Countries of West Africa Like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea”

    1. dawg1948 on October 15th, 2014 1:03 pm

      I don’t want to be too negative so I will quote Glum from the cartoon Gulliver’s Travels but not the exact saying, “We’re all possibly gonna die! Of course Glum would omit the possibly. I might say it this way we’re all gonna die while his highness Obama golfs!

    2. PaMom on October 15th, 2014 8:26 pm

      The second nurse that was just diagnosed with Ebola traveled on a public flight with a low grade temp and also with the permission of the CDC. This is the honest truth. I couldn’t even make up a lie this stupid, and we’re supposed to trust that these people are protecting us. How many mistakes will it take until we realize the utter incompetency of this Administration. Maybe 70% of us need to die for us to get a clue that we need true leadership.


    3. super dave on October 16th, 2014 7:37 am

      we won’t be told how dangerous ebola is until after the election. we won’t be told that is is airborne until after the election.
      it almost looks like this was planned by the obola administration. don’t put it past him folks. this catastrophe is brought to us along with tuberculosis and unknown viruses brought across our border by obama’s children and his terrorists. is martial law next ? who will fight it and who will cower down ?

    4. Tamikosmom on October 16th, 2014 10:58 am

      Ted Cruz advocates military transport for Ebola aid, calls for travel ban
      Wednesday, October 15, 2014

      “Health care personnel can be brought in on military C-130 flights,” the Texas Republican told The Dallas Morning News. “The risks of epidemic are far too large for us to allow unimpeded commercial flights.” ….

      “Common sense dictates that we should impose a travel ban on commercial airline flights from nations afflicted by Ebola,” Mr. Cruz said. “There’s no reason to allow ongoing commercial air traffic out of those countries.”


    5. Tamikosmom on October 16th, 2014 11:21 am

      “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

      I have been accused of suspecting conspiracies where there are none but … I do fear that there may never be another Presidential election.

      Could it be that Obama’s domestic and foreign policies will STRATEGICALLY further the spread of the Ebola virus within America; the global ISIS (Caliphate) march across the Nation; and the economic fallout resulting from the lack of border security?

      Could it be that chaotic happenings within the next two years will create a national emergency … a national emergency that will necessitate the declaration of Martial Law?

      Could it be that Obama will take this window of opportunity to “fundamentally transform America”.


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