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Before the health care ruling absorbs all the oxygen, let’s take a look at Quinnipiac’s latest polling. In three crucial swing states — Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida — President Obama’s edict amnestying young illegal immigrants makes voters less likely to vote for him rather than more likely. This is true even though the poll finds majority support for the policy in those states.
In Ohio and Pennsylvania, more than twice as many people polled say the decision makes them less likely to vote for Obama (27 percent) than more likely (12 percent in Pennsylvania, 11 percent in Ohio). In Florida, it is closer but the end result is still the same: 22 percent say the immigration policy makes them less likely to vote for Obama while 17 percent of respondents say it makes them more likely to vote for him. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza likens this to Obama’s evolution on gay marriage: the electorate as a whole may narrowly agree with the president, but the voters who care most disagree.
That is why it would be mind-numbingly stupid for Mitt Romney to embrace the conventional wisdom that Obama’s immigration policy only has supporters. It has opponents too, and they are also looking for a presidential candidate who will mobilize them. The Republican nominee would seem a logical choice, if he is actually willing to do so. Romney’s current approach seems more likely to disappoint working-class swing voters than to win over a significant number of Hispanics.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?