In a YouGov/Economist poll taken before Trump’s announcement, a solid plurality of Americans (48%) said they wanted him to keep DACA, while 29% wanted the President to end it. Democrats (73%) and independents (43%) were in favor of keeping the program. Only 30% of Republicans were, while 49% said it should be ended. After the announcement, 55% of Americans in a HuffPost/YouGovsurvey said they thought Trump made the wrong decision, with 88% of Democrats and 53% of independents giving that response. 83% of Republicans thought the president made the right decision.
Broader questions about DACA that don’t mention Trump also showed more support than opposition to the program. The September 5–6 HuffPost/YouGov survey asked two differently-worded questions, each of half their sample. 53% said they supported “allowing undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children to stay in the country,” while 29% were opposed. 47% said “undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children” should be allowed to stay in the country; 30% said they should be required to leave the country. In the YouGov/Economist poll, 55% said they favored DACA.