NEW: Early State Dem Voters Oppose DACA-for-Wall Deal
This year, Firehouse Strategies is partnering with the data analytics team at 0ptimus to learn more about what likely Democratic early state voters think about their presidential candidates and key issues. We kicked off the series with surveys in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. (See full methodology below.)
With just a week before another possible shutdown, we wanted to know what these critical Democratic primary voters thought about the President’s push for border wall funding in exchange for legal protections for DACA recipients.
Would you be in favor or against a bill that grants a pathway to citizenship for all DACA recipients and permanent legal status for their parents in exchange for 5 billion dollars towards a border wall?”
KEY POINT: A majority of early state voters oppose a DACA-for-Wall compromise with Trump. Watch for Democratic presidential candidates to similarly oppose such a deal.
Methodology: Between 01/31-02/02, we surveyed 1,633 likely primary voters in Iowa (N = 558), New Hampshire (N = 518), and South Carolina (N = 557) via live landline and cell, and text. Likely voters were defined as registered voters having voted in the 2016 or 2018 Democratic primaries, plus the average 15% of individuals most likely to turnout based on in-house turnout score modeling. Margin of error varies by question and segment, but is generally +/- 0.38 for topline results. Sample was weighted by age, gender, designated market area, and party based on our likely voter universe. Results were then re-balanced based on these cohorts.