A plurality of Latino voters is “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.