Trump had called for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States back in December.
"Mr. Trump stated, without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine," Trump said in a statement Dec. 7. "Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life."
Exit polls show that in addition to support for Trump's proposal, four in 10 say undocumented immigrants should be deported.
In response to Trump’s calling for a halt to Muslim entry into the US, a number of his presidential rivals said they did not agree with his proposal.