Poll: Plurality of Latinos ‘Less Likely to Vote’ for Candidates Who Want to Abolish ICE

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A plurality of Latino voters are “less likely to vote” for a candidate in the 2018 midterm elections who supports abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll.

The poll, released on Sunday, found that 36% of Hispanic voters said they are “less likely to vote” for a candidate who “favors abolishing ICE” while 33% said they are “more likely to vote.” Another 26% said there is “no difference” and 5% said they were “not sure.”

After Democratic-Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a primary against a longtime incumbent Democrat on a platform that included abolishing ICE, Democrats like Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) jumped on board and called for ICE to be abolished.

But an August Associated Press/NORC poll revealed how unpopular “abolishing ICE” is, as the poll found that just 25% of Democrats and 25% of Americans want ICE to be abolished.

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll was conducted September 16-19 and has a margin of error of +/- 5.66 percentage points.


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