This divided Republican attitude toward DREAMers isn’t anything new, either. While 3 out of 4 Republicans said they would prefer a presidential candidate who would get rid of DACA, according to a May 2015 AP-GfK poll, just over half of said they would prefer or “could imagine” voting for someone who was OK with keeping the policy in place. And around 4 in 10 were in favor of allowing DREAMers to stay in the country.
It’s a little tougher to take the temperature of Trump’s staunchest supporters — many polls don’t get down to that kind of granularity. But recent data from Morning Consult (which does dig into small subgroups of voters) suggests that while they oppose DACA more intensely than other Republicans, Trump’s strongest supporters likewise are divided on what to do next.