Janet Napolitano be damned. A new Rasmussen poll shows that very few Americans agree with the Obama administration’s official policy on border enforcement. It’s a case of the old saying, “Lead, follow or get out of the way.”
Rasmussen has the details:
In response to the Justice Department challenge of its effort to crack down on illegal immigration, Arizona has sued the federal government for failing to enforce immigration laws. Most voters continue to support Arizona’s new immigration law and strongly believe states should be able to fight illegal immigration if the federal government is not.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of Likely U.S. Voters – two-out-of-three – think a state should have the right to enforce immigration laws if it believes the federal government is not enforcing them. Just 22% disagree and say states should not have that right…
Arizona is seeking reimbursement in its suit against the federal government, and nearly half (49%) believe the federal government should reimburse states for expenses incurred as a result of illegal immigration. Thirty percent (30%) say the government should not have to reimburse states, but another 21% are not sure.
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters continue to favor passage of an immigration law like Arizona’s in their own state. Twenty-eight percent (28%) oppose such a law, and 15% are undecided about it.
If you wondered why Janet Napolitano announced that she wouldn’t run for the vacant U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, look no further. Her policies are about as popular as herpes and her chances of getting elected in that state fall somewhere between slim and are-you-friggin-kidding-me?