- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The calls to do away with ICE could be gaining steam among Democrats, according to a new survey released Wednesday that found nearly half of liberal voters would be more likely to support a candidate that wants to scrap the agency.

A Morning Consult/Politico national tracking poll of close to 2,000 registered voters found that 43 percent of Democrats back the calls to do away with Immigration and Custom Enforcement, versus 79 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of independents who support the agency.

Thirty-four percent of Democrats said they want to keep ICE.

More than six in 10 GOP voters said they would be less likely to support a candidate that wants to get rid of ICE, while 40 percent of Democrats say it could sway their vote.

Support is highest among liberals, with 48 percent saying a candidate that runs to abolish ICE would be more attractive.

The issue cut across generational and racial lines, with 46 percent of Hispanic voters supporting the calls to end ICE, compared to 58 percent of white voters who want to keep it.

• Seth McLaughlin can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com.

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