Finding a legislative solution to the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is less important for voters today than it was in September.
A new Morning Consult/Politico poll released Thursday said just 29 percent of voters think fixing DACA should be a priority for Congress, down 10 points from September.
Former President Barack Obama's DACA program gave immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children a chance to stay and work in the U.S., and nearly 800,000 "Dreamers" took advantage of the program. But President Trump has said he would wind the program down starting in March.
As support for a legislative solution has waned, opposition to the Dreamers has picked up. In November, 15 percent of those polled said they oppose protections for Dreamers, up from just 3 percent in September.
Even more troubling for Dreamers, most Democrats now don't see a DACA fix as a priority for Congress. The new poll says 44 percent of Democrats see it as a priority, down from 53 percent in September.
Support for a fix fell from 28 percent to 19 percent among Republicans.
Congress has just under four months to address DACA before recipients lose their two-year permits and are unable to renew. Republicans hope they can work with Democrats to throw in a few items from President Trump's 70-point immigration checklist, including border wall funding and replacing the diversity lottery system with a merit-based visa program.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed Tuesday that the chamber address DACA by Dec. 31. Democrats may also try to use leverage on spending issues to pass an immigration bill.
The online poll was conducted with 1,991 registered voters and had a 2 percentage point margin of error.