A new poll from Quinnipiac University released Monday afternoon finds the immigrant children separation issue is strongly backed by Republican voters while it is opposed by every other political pursuasion and by every demographic group broken out in the survey.
The poll states that Republican voters, by 55-35 percent, support the policy of President Donald Trump of prosecuting parents immediately even if it means separating them from their children in detention and perhaps beyond that.
But Democrats, independent voters, and cross sections of whites, blacks, Hispanics, men, women, young voters, early-middle age voters, late-middle age voters, and older voters; and, among white voters, those with or without college educations, all oppose the policy.
Only a few Republican leaders, notably Jeb Bush Monday, have come out strongly against the policy, and virtually no political leaders who are not Republicans have offered any support for it.
Overall, 66 percent of those polled oppose the policy and 27 percent support it. The Republican support carried the support and was overwhelmed by 91 percent of Democrats and 68 percent of independent voters opposing it.