Americans disapprove of how Obama is handling immigration

In a new Economist/YouGov survey conducted October 4-6, Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of immigration more than anything else. It seems the constant threats of executive action and daily politicization of the issue aren’t helping the administration after all.

According to the poll 53 percent of Americans disapprove of the way the president has handled immigration.  His handling of the economy comes in second place with a 51 percent disapproval rating, and foreign policy and health care are tied for third place with 49 percent disapproval.

After promising executive action on amnesty for illegal immigrants, the president recently recanted, punting the issue until after the Midterm elections in November. Still, White House officials constantly reiterate the president’s intention to enact executive amnesty before the end of the year.

Still, this latest poll shows just how much Americans want a leader that stands up for the rule of law and prioritizes securing our southern border. Moreover, the president’s use of executive amnesty far exceeds the executive’s enumerated powers in the Constitution. The president doesn’t have the authority to enact wide-sweeping policy changes, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at this White House.

It’s time for President Obama to take a step back and start focusing on improving the economy for middle-class Americans, instead of ramming a radical, liberal agenda down our throats. Real leadership means putting agendas aside and supporting policies that lift all Americans – not just those who cross our borders illegally. Otherwise, the president will likely be seeing many more dismal polls.