[Ed. – Still scary to think that even that many agree.]
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sparked a fierce debate when she compared detention centers for migrant children to concentration camps, and a new INSIDER poll found that just 25% of Americans agree with her comparison. Her statement was more popular among likely Democratic voters.
Ocasio-Cortez made the comments after five minors died in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody in the last seven months months, and recent reports from The New York Times and the Associated Press documented unsanitary and inhumane conditions for children housed at the Clint Border Patrol Station in Texas.
INSIDER asked 1,091 Americans: “Given what you know about the conditions at the detention facilities housing minors who were captured crossing the US border, what best describes your view?” Just over 450 of these respondents said they would likely participate in their state’s Democratic primary or caucuses, a group more likely to agree with Ocasio-Cortez, so we’ve broken them out as well.