Remember the Reuters poll from two weeks ago showing the same thing? Seemed like an outlier at the time, possibly triggered by the “abolish ICE” push that got so much attention in righty media. Per Gallup’s new numbers, it’s not an outlier.
The question now is how durable this is. Yesterday’s House vote on a resolution of support for ICE is probably the last legislative action we’ll see on the topic this year. There’s been enough poor polling on the idea of abolishing ICE for Pelosi and Schumer to tell members of their caucus to keep their yappers shut about it going forward unless it’s of special appeal in their home districts. As “abolish ICE” fades among Dems, it’s destined to fade among Republicans too. Or is it?