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The Lid: GOP Primary Voters Back Trump’s Muslim Ban

Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos… Harrison Ford is panning Donald Trump’s view of leadership after the real estate mogul praised his character in “Air Force One.” We can only hope this feud escalates to its logical conclusion, which is, of course, Harrison Ford growling at Trump to “Get. Off. My. Plane.”

THE LID: DECEMBER 9, 2015

‘16 from 30,000: The 2016 field (mostly) doesn’t agree with Donald Trump when it comes to banning Muslims from the U.S. Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected it. But likely GOP primary voters? They are in solid support, according to a Bloomberg Politics/Purple Strategies PulsePoll. More than two-thirds of likely GOP primary voters support the policy, and more than one-third say it makes them MORE likely to vote for Trump. The numbers back up what we’ve largely heard from Trump supporters in the days after his dramatic proposal -- they are still with the GOP frontrunner and see the merits of temporarily banning Muslims from the U.S. It also throws cold water on any thinking that this could be the last straw the finally stymies Trump.

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Trump’s statement on Muslims has drawn a rebuke from, Benjamin Netanyahu.

But opposition to Trump has yet to become much more than denouncing his proposal, NBC’s Leigh Ann Caldwell writes.

While campaign in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush called Trump “the other version” of Barack Obama, NBC’s Kasie Hunt and Jordan Frasier report.

Bernie Sanders went to Baltimore for a photo op but left with a PR problem, MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald reports.

John Kasich said he doesn’t take Trump’s campaign seriously.

CAMPAIGN QUICK READ OF THE DAY

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to Bloomberg about the death of his son and his conviction that he made “the right decision” by passing on a 2016 run.

FOR THE RECORD…

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TOMORROW’S SKED

Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump are all in New Hampshire.

Ted Cruz delivers a national security speech in Washington, D.C.

Ben Carson will address media in Chicago and then heads to Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Hillary Clinton will appear on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”