By Abby Vesoulis
June 18, 2018

Two-thirds of Americans oppose a policy that has led to more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents at the U.S. border, and Republicans were the only group polled who support it.

In a survey by Quinnipiac University, 66% of respondents said they oppose a Trump Administration policy that has led to family separations, while only 27% supported it.

But Republicans in the poll backed the policy by 55%, the only party, gender, education, age or racial group to support it.

Trump himself has falsely blamed Democrats for the policy and said that he is not happy with it. Adviser Kellyanne Conway said over the weekend that “nobody likes” the policy.

“Nobody likes seeing babies ripped from their mothers’ arms,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who has got a conscience. … I will tell you that nobody likes this policy.”

Speaking at a White House event on space Monday, Trump argued that Democrats could end the policy imposed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions if they worked with Republicans to overhaul immigration laws.

The poll surveyed over 900 voters across the country and had a margin of error of plus or minus approximately four percentage points.

Write to Abby Vesoulis at abby.vesoulis@time.com.

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