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Over half of Republicans support the Trump administration's family separation policy, Quinnipiac poll finds

President Trump's administration has faced widespread bipartisan outcry over its new "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which involves separating children from their families at the border. But even as many Republican leaders have called for an immediate end to the policy, a whole 55 percent of Republican voters support the practice, a Quinnipiac poll released Monday found, while 35 percent of GOP voters oppose it.

Overall, most Americans oppose the family separation policy: Just 27 percent of Americans support it, and an overwhelming 66 percent oppose it. "When does public opinion become a demand that politicians just can't ignore?" asked the poll director, Tim Malloy. "Two-thirds of American voters oppose the family separation policy at our borders."

A whole 91 percent of Democrats oppose the policy, with a mere 7 percent supporting it. Young voters between the ages of 18 and 35 also strongly oppose the policy, 80 percent to 16 percent.

The poll reached 905 voters across the country between June 14 and 17 and has a margin of error of 3.9 points. See the full results here, and read the results of a separate Daily Beast poll that found a plurality of Republicans agreed with the policy separating undocumented immigrant parents from their children here.