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Republican Voters Are the Only Demographic Group to Support Family Separation

Americans as a group overwhelmingly disapprove of the president's actions.

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While Americans disapprove of Donald Trump's policy of forcibly separating children from their parents by a solid 66-27 percent, Republican voters stand out as the sole demographic group in America to support ripping kids from their parents as a state-sponsored policy. Quinnipiac University writes of its latest poll:

Republican voters support the separation policy 55 - 35 percent, the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group to support it, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe- ack) University National Poll finds. 

"When does public opinion become a demand that politicians just can't ignore?” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll. “Two-thirds of American voters oppose the family separation policy at our borders. Neither quotes from the Bible nor get-tough talk can soften the images of crying children nor reverse the pain so many Americans feel."

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Public opinion will never be enough to convince Trump of anything. It will all just be fake news in his head unless and until voters boot Republicans from control of Congress this fall. Then maybe—just maybe—it will sink in.

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