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Poll reveals how many Americans support 'Abolish ICE' movement. It's not even close.

A new poll shows that only a small percentage agree with the "Abolish ICE" movement compared to the number of Americans who believe ICE should not be axed. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

A new poll released this week revealed the number of American who support the movement to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency tasked with enforcing immigration laws away from U.S. borders.

The agency has come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" illegal immigration policy, which mandates the criminal prosecution of any immigrant who enters the U.S. illegally.

So far, several major Democratic politicians have vocally supported the abolition of ICE, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and a number of House Democrats, including congressional candidate and self-avowed "democratic-socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

What did the poll show?

According to the new Rasmussen survey, the majority of Americans are not in favor of abolishing ICE. The poll found that just 25 percent of Americans favor the agency's abolition, while an overwhelming majority of 55 percent said they do not. The remaining 20 percent said they are undecided.

Among party lines, a majority of Republicans, Independents, and Democrats agreed with keeping ICE. However, the majority among Democrats was slimmer, 44 percent to 36 percent.

When respondents were asked about the level of immigration enforcement, a majority expressed the belief that U.S. law enforcement isn't strict enough. The poll found that 46 percent of Americans believe immigration enforcement should be more strict, while 33 percent said it is too strict. Thirteen percent said enforcement levels are adequate.

However, only 41 percent of respondents said they believe law enforcement isn't aggressive enough in deporting illegal immigrants. That represents an improvement over last year, when 62 percent told Rasmussen deportation efforts need to increase.

The Rasmussen poll was conducted over telephone and online and surveyed 1,000 likely U.S. voters between June 27-28.

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