Only one-third of voters say President Barack Obama should take action on his own when Congress doesn’t cooperate, a poll from Rasmussen Reports shows.
In all, 35 percent said Obama should bypass Congress, while 55 percent say the government should only do what both the president and Congress agree on.
There’s a solid split along party lines. On the Democratic side, 58 percents say Obama should act on his own, while 82 percent of Republicans oppose such action.
Yesterday, Obama announced he was going to start “a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.”
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A majority of Americans (57 percent) said itw as more important to preserve a system of checks and balances rather than have a government that operates efficiently. That’s a slight dip from a year ago, when 60 percent of those polled put a greater emphasis on checks and balances.