Ever since Obama decided to throw a post-election temper tantrum by legalizing millions of lawbreakers there’s been a dearth of polls. We finally found one and the people definitely aren’t on his side.
Most voters oppose President Obama’s reported plan to unilaterally grant amnesty to several million illegal immigrants and think Congress should challenge him in court if he goes ahead with it.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose the president granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants without the approval of Congress. Just 26% are in favor of Obama’s plan, while 12% are undecided.
Only 24% think the president has the legal authority to grant amnesty to these illegal immigrants without Congress’ approval. Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe the president does not have the legal right to do so. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.
If the president does grant amnesty to several million illegals, 55% of voters think Congress should challenge that action in court. Thirty percent (30%) disagree, while 14% are undecided.
Memo to the GOP: The public has your back, so stiffen up, ignore the media and do the job you were sent to do, namely, stop this maniac.
Meanwhile, remember when Obama said he wasn’t making laws on his own? Yeah, about that:
— The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) November 26, 2014
He’s admitting he “changed the law.” Not acted within it or used his “discretion.” Changed the law—in a manner he used to say he could not.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 25, 2014
Oh, and they’re not exactly going to the back of the line.
Under President Obama’s new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday.
A wide array of federal benefits. Wonderful. Thanks, Obama!