Kansas voters weigh in on Trump's proposed terror ban

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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is continuing to draw heat based on comments following the Orlando massacre. Trump is broadening his proposed ban on Muslim immigrants entering the U.S.

"We cannot continue to allow thousands upon thousands of people into our country," said Trump. He's now suggesting that not only Muslim immigrants should be banned from the U.S., but also anyone from parts of the world with a proven "history of terrorism.... many of whom have the same thought process as this savage killer."

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In response, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said, ""Inflammatory, anti-Muslim rhetoric hurts the vast majority of Muslims who love freedom and hate terror."

"(It's) hurtful as an American, because we're the melting pot," commented Wichitan Rachel Wohletz Tuesday. 

"I'm OK with anyone coming here, it's kind of the land of the free," added Eron Phillips.

While Clinton and her supporters call foul, those who are behind Trump say while he often exaggerates in his speeches, they support the underlying message. "I think he's blowing a lot of air myself," said Trump supporter Janet Hopkins.

"Come on, speak English and be one of us," added Jeanne Lockerbie of Derby. "You can keep your Muslim faith, but be one of our people." 

While Kansas has appeared as a red state on Election Day every four years since 1964, some are wondering if Trump's comments might turn the tide.

"It would be nice to see us go democratic," said Wohletz. "I think it would be shocking, but a nice change." 

The latest presidential poll by Zogby shows Clinton holding a lead in Kansas by 43 to 36 percent, with 21 percent undecided.