Poll Reveals Only 1 in 4 Americans Support Democrats' Calls to Abolish ICE
A recent AP-NORC poll found that less than one in four Americans support abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The results show that of the 1,055 adults polled, 24 percent believe that the organization should be completely eliminated.
The poll also showed that 40 percent of Americans oppose ICE, and 34 percent don't have an opinion on abolishing the agency.
Former ICE Director Tom Homan touted ICE's accomplishments Wednesday on "Fox & Friends First" and said that abolishing the agency would be a "huge national security risk."
He said that the country would be "a mess" if ICE were to be eliminated.
"I think some Democrats are recognizing this, and that's why I think some of the Democrats are walking away from this 'abolish ICE' theory," Homan a Fox News contributor, said.
The calls to eliminate ICE came after President Trump acted upon his "zero tolerance" policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, resulting in thousands of children being separated from their migrant families.
Prominent Democrats like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) all publicly called for the agency's abolishment in response to the national outcry.
Political newcomer and self-declared Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) also made "abolish ICE" part of her campaign after she won her nomination against Rep. Joe Crowley (D) in June.
The poll also found 61 percent of respondents disapprove of Trump's overall handling of immigration, with 38 percent in favor.