While many Americans say they do not know enough about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, there is little support for abolishing ICE, according to an AP-NORC poll.

AP-NORC Poll: Few Democrats favor liberal cry to abolish ICE

August 27, 2018 - 5:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rallying cry from some liberals to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement isn't a likely winner this election year. A new poll finds only a quarter of Democrats support eliminating the agency that carried out the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

But even as they don't want to dismantle ICE, 57 percent of Democrats view the agency negatively, including nearly three-fourths of those who describe themselves as liberal.

That's according to a poll released Monday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Overall, opinions about ICE are divided along partisan lines. A majority of Democrats view the agency negatively. Republicans largely have favorable views of ICE.

A full one-third of Americans also say they're too unfamiliar with the agency to form an opinion.

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