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Quinnipiac: 73 Percent Favor Standalone DACA Legislation

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 01:04 PM

More than 7 out of 10 voters favor legislation to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, but not combined with funding for a border wall, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

A plurality of Republican voters also support DACA legislation, but a majority do want to see it combined with the wall.

The results, according to Quinnipiac:

  • 73 percent of voters overall favor DACA legislation;
  • 49 percent of Republicans favor DACA legislation; 40 percent don't
  • 49 percent of voters overall don't support a DACA-wall combo bill
  • 39 percent of voters overall do support a DACA-wall combo
  • 54 percent of Republicans support a DACA-wall combo

Hispanics are split 42-42 percent over a DACA-wall combo, while white voters (46 percent) and blacks (67 percent) are opposed to it, according to Quinnipiac.

Other results about immigration attitudes:

  • 89 percent overall say legal immigration is good for the country
  • 78 percent overall say immigration from diverse countries makes the U.S. better
  • 76 percent overall say that country of origin shouldn't matter

"While Washington roils over what formula will bring sense to the raucous and ugly immigration debate, voters put it simply: Dreamers should be allowed to live the dream," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

However, if the government does shut down Friday, a plurality of voters would blame the Democrats over congressional Republicans or President Donald Trump.

Those results:

  • 34 percent overall would blame Democrats
  • 32 percent overall would blame Republicans
  • 21 percent would blame Trump
  • 31 percent of Independents would blame Republicans vs. 30 percent who would blame Democrats

The only subgroup that would blame Trump is blacks, at 51 percent.

From Jan. 12-16, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,212 voters nationwide with a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

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More than 7 out of 10 voters favor legislation to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, but not combined with funding for a border wall, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.
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