Readers had strong reactions to this week’s Monday Poll regarding how America should deal with refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries.
Here are the unscientific results based on about 900 responses.
1) Sam Brownback of Kansas and many other governors are correct in trying to make it much more difficult for Syrian refugees to wind up in their states.
Agree strongly 24%
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Disagree strongly 61%
2) President Barack Obama should carry through with a threatened veto if Congress approves a bill to dramatically increase screenings for refugees.
Agree strongly 53%
Disagree strongly 29%
3) GOP presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz are right: America should give preference to Christian Middle Eastern refugees, not Muslims.
Agree strongly 17%
Disagree strongly 65%
4) The United States already has intense screening processes that should be kept in place while this country accepts a greater number of Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country.
Agree strongly 57%
Disagree strongly 18%