“This is the wrong way to govern. This is exactly what the American people said on Election Day they didn’t want,” Speaker Boehner said last week as President Obama vowed to follow through on his threat of executive amnesty.
Indeed, recent polls show that a strong majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s stubborn, “my way or the highway” approach:
- Of 806 actual voters surveyed, only 20 percent support President Obama changing immigration policy on his own, while 74 percent say he should work with Congress. (The Polling Company, 11/4/14)
- Of 2,118 likely voters surveyed, 67 percent said President Obama should work with Congress on immigration reform rather than taking executive action, including 49 percent of Democrats, 69 percent of independents, and 58 percent of those 18-29 years old. (Paragon Insights, 8/28/14)
- Of those surveyed, 73 percent say President Obama should work with Congress on immigration reform rather than on his own using executive orders, including 54 percent of Democrats, 78 percent of independents, and 80 percent of those 18-24 years old. (IBD/TIPP, 9/2/14)
- Of 1,000 likely voters surveyed, 62 percent “oppose the president granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants without the approval of Congress,” including 65 percent of independents. (Rasmussen Reports, 9/4/14)
- Of 1,000 adults surveyed, 46 percent say President Obama should wait for Congress to pass immigration legislation rather than taking executive action, which only 42 percent support. (USA TODAY, 11/17/14)
So it’s fair to ask: Is President Obama listening?