Overview of September 2017 Polling on Dreamers


Fox News poll — By an 86-12% margin, Americans favor “granting work permits” to “illegal immigrants under the age of 30 brought here as children, provided they pass a background check.” By a 79-19% margin, Americans favor granting U.S. citizenship to this population. 63% of Trump voters back citizenship for Dreamers. Additionally, 62% say it is “extremely” or “very important” Congress pass an immigration law that will address the Dreamers - a higher percentage than “passing new health care” (58%) or tax reform (52%).


Quinnipiac University poll — 88% of Americans, and 79% of Republicans, support efforts to allow Dreamers to stay in this country and eventually apply for either citizenship or legal status short of citizenship. This includes 82% of Americans, including 69% of Republicans, who back citizenship for Dreamers. Only 10% of Americans and 18% of Republicans support removing Dreamers from the country.

CBS News poll — By an 87-10% margin, Americans back efforts to allow Dreamers to stay in the U.S., including by a 79-16% margin among Republicans (Sept. 2017).


Washington Post/ABS News poll — 86% of Americans, including 75% of Republicans, back an approach allowing Dreamers to stay in the U.S. (Sept. 2017).


CNN poll — By an 82-14% margin overall, and a 74-21% margin among Republicans, Americans back an approach allowing Dreamers to stay in the U.S. and ensure that they are not exposed to deportation (Sept. 2017).


Harvard-Harris poll — 77% of Americans, including 66% of Republicans, back citizenship for Dreamers (Sept. 2017).


Politico/Morning Consult poll — 73% of Americans, including 70% of Republicans, support either citizenship or legalization for Dreamers (Sept. 2017).


Latino Decisions poll — Latino voters nationwide want Congress to pass the Dream Act with a path to citizenship by a 91-9% margin, including 83-17% among Latino Republicans (Sept. 2017).