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Poll Shows Most Voters Oppose Abolishing ICE


A majority of voters oppose abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll.

Fifty-four percent of voters said the federal government should keep ICE compared to just 25 percent that want to get rid of the agency, which has come under fire for its role in the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

ICE has significant support among Republicans, with 79 percent of GOP voters saying the government should keep the agency.

Meanwhile, the poll found that a plurality of Democratic voters support abolishing ICE. Forty-three percent of Democrats said the government should get rid of ICE compared to 34 percent that support keeping the agency.

Some Democratic lawmakers have called for abolishing ICE, although the poll suggests that could hurt them in the upcoming midterm elections.

Forty percent of voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate that supports abolishing ICE compared to 26 percent who said it made them more likely. Seventeen percent said it made no difference.

The Politico/Morning Consult survey of 1,999 registered voters was conducted July 6th through 10th and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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