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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Backing DACA

In  Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's positions on immigration.. Trump plans to phase out DACA.  Karlyn Bowman writes at AEI:
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.