Most people think President Trump made a mistake by pardoning former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, according to a new poll.
According to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Thursday, 60 percent of Americans said Trump did the "wrong thing" by pardoning Arpaio. Thirty-four percent said granting the former sheriff a pardon was the "right thing."
Trump issued a pardon for Arpaio on Friday, after hinting last week at a rally in Phoenix, Ariz., that he planned to do so. Arpaio was found in criminal contempt of court earlier this year for defying a judge's order to stop patrols targeting immigrants.
The NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll also found that support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy is high, as 64 percent support the policy and just 30 percent oppose it.
Trump is deciding whether to end or phase out the program, which started under former President Barack Obama and protects roughly 800,000 non-citizens who were brought to the U.S. as children.
According to the poll, the president's favorability stands at 36 percent, which is higher than House Speaker Paul Ryan's 31 percent and House Minority Leader Nancy's Pelosi's 30 percent.
Sixty-one percent of those asked have an unfavorable view of Trump, lower than the 63 percent who see Ryan unfavorably and the 64 percent who see Pelosi unfavorably.
The poll of 10,129 adults was conducted from Aug. 24 to Aug. 29. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.4 percentage points.