A new poll from Rasmussen finds that a majority of likely voters oppose threats made by Democrats, including the second ranking Democrat in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin, to shut down the government if a must-pass, year-end spending bill does not include an amnesty for approximately 700,000 DACA recipients.

According to the poll, 55% of likely voters oppose shutting down the government over a DACA amnesty, especially if there are no additional enforcement measures tied to it. Only 27% of likely voters favor a government shutdown, and 17% aren't sure.

The poll also found that the majority of likely voters -- 61% -- want the federal government to beef up enforcement before passing an amnesty for DACA recipients. Only 33% said that increased enforcement is not necessarily a requirement before passing a DACA amnesty.

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Updated: Tue, Dec 19th 2017 @ 8:05am EST