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Majority of US voters oppose separating parents from their children, poll says

Central American asylum seekers waited as US Border Patrol agents took groups of them into custody last week near McAllen, Texas.Getty Images

A majority of American voters oppose the policy of separating children and parents when families illegally cross the US-Mexico border, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

Of the 905 voters surveyed from June 14 to 17, 66 percent opposed separating parents from their children, with 27 percent supporting the policy.

Here’s a look at the question surveyors asked, and a breakdown of answers by demographic.

Other questions in the poll focused on whether undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children should be allowed to remain in the United States and eventually apply for citizenship, and how those surveyed felt about the Trump administration deporting immigrants who are here illegally.


The entire survey is available here.