If you guessed politics and protecting his precious Democratic Senate majority, you’d be correct.
Barack Obama has been promising to go-it-alone, bypass Congress, and grant some form of amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens currently living and working in the U.S. But after months and months of waiting, he still hasn’t signed his promised executive order.
There’s a good chance that a series of recent polls showing American’s turning against Obama’s decision to act alone on immigration, might be the reason why he hasn’t yet.
An August IBD/TIPP poll showed that a whopping 73% of Americans say Obama should work with Congress on immigration reform. A mere 22% say he should “sidestep Congress and act on his own using executive orders,” Investors Business Daily reports.
Yesterday, a Rasmussen said “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.” The poll also showed that 57% believe Obama doesn’t have the legal authority to sidestep Congress and unilaterally grant amnesty.
Perhaps the most damning number comes from the IBD/TIPP poll. It revealed that 78% of independent voters, the voting bloc that Democrats covet the most, say Obama should work with Congress on immigration.
That’s huge. And you better believe that the White House’s internal polls are showing similarly nightmarish numbers.
And that’s probably why Obama promised today that his plan to grant some legal status to those who are in America illegally, is coming “soon” but will likely come after the election.
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