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New Poll: 76% of Americans, Including 69% of Republicans, Back Legal Status for Dreamers

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New Morning Consult/Politico poll makes case for why Congress should pass stand-alone Dream Act

New polling released tonight from Morning Consult and Politico finds that the overwhelming majority of Americans support Dreamers. More than three quarters support the idea of allowing Dreamers to become citizens or to remain as permanent residents. A strong majority of Republicans and Trump voters agree.

The poll was conducted from August 31st through September 3rd and the sample was comprised of 1,993 registered voters.

When asked“As you may know, Dreamers are young people who were brought to the United States illegally when they were children, often with their parents. Which of the following do you think is the best way to handle Dreamers?”

  • 76% of Americans support citizenship (58%) or permanent status (18%) for Dreamers, while only 15% back deportation.
  • 84% of Democrats back either citizenship (71%) or permanent status (13%), vs. 8% who favor deportation.
  • 74% of Independents back either citizenship (56%) or permanent status (18%), vs. 12% who favor deportation.
  • 69% of Republicans back either citizenship (46%) or permanent status (23%), vs. 24% who favor deportation.
  • The poll crosstabs reveal that a combined 67% of Trump voters back either citizenship (44%) or permanent status (23%), vs. 26% in favor of deportation.

According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund:

The American people want Dreamers to stay in America permanently, with most strongly supporting a path to citizenship. Congress should heed the wishes of the American people and enact a stand-alone Dream Act that will translate these public sentiments into public policy.