Q Poll: Majority of Americans Do Not Support Family Separation

Angela Dias
June 19, 2018 - 9:43 am

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HAMDEN, Conn (WTIC) - A recent poll out from Quinnipiac University shows the majority of Americans are not on board with the Trump administration's policy of separating children from those who are crossing the southern border illegally. 

According to the Q Poll, 66% are against the policy, 27% are for it. 

"Americans are far more pro-immigrant than it appears the administration is right now," said Assistant Poll Director Tim Malloy. 

Results also showed respondents favor allowing so-called Dreamers, brought here as children, to stay in the country. 

"Americans have always been for the Dreamers, in big numbers. That has not changed," Malloy said. "In fact I think when we break this down we'll see it was fortified even more by this issue." 

79% were in favor being allowed to stay, 15% were against, according to the Q Poll.