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Poll: Most Floridians Support Dreamers, Differ on Support For Wall

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Activists gather in front of the office of Sen. Bill Nelson to ask him to help recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, as well as all immigrants living in America on Feb. 2, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida.(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:58 AM

Most voters in Florida support legalizing the status of people who were brought to the U.S. as children by illegal immigrants, but are split on whether they support a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, according to a poll conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

In the poll:

  • 58 percent of Florida voters support people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program gaining permanent legal status.
  • 26 percent oppose that status.

Almost half of Florida voters support temporary protected status for Haitians, Salvadorans, Nicaraguans, and Hondurans whose countries experienced disasters. The poll’s results:

  • 47 percent support protected status for those groups
  • 32 percent oppose protected status for those groups

As for support for the border wall:

  • 45 percent are against building the border wall
  • 43 percent support the wall

Florida voters also are split over whether supporting a border wall in exchange for the DACA recipients getting permanent legal status.

  • 37 percent support the border wall in exchange for DACA status
  • 39 percent oppose that exchange

The poll was conducted among 750 registered voters in Florida from Feb. 1-4, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points, the poll report said.

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