Unsurprisingly, Rasmussen's most recent polling, taken in the wake of last week's "comphrensive immigration reform" (read: AMNESTY) deal shows the president's popularity falling to the lowest levels
ever recorded by Rasmussen.
The President’s Job Approval has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded by Rasmussen Reports. For the second straight day, just 34% of American adults Approve of the way that George W. Bush is performing his duties as President (see comments on comparing Approval Ratings from different polling firms). Sixty-three percent (63%) Disapprove.
Only 13% Strongly Approve of the President’s performance. That’s also the lowest level ever recorded. Forty-six percent (46%) now Strongly Disapprove. To appreciate how far the President’s support has fallen, it’s worth looking back to the numbers from early in his second term. In February 2005, the Strongly Approve and Strongly Disapprove numbers were essentially even. Now, there are nearly four Americans who Strongly Disapprove of the President’s performance for every one who Strongly Approves.
The President’s ratings have tumbled each time immigration reform dominates the news. While the President advocates a “comprehensive” reform focused primarily on legalizing the status of illegal aliens, our most recent survey shows that most voters favor an enforcement first policy. Last year, following a nationally televised Presidential Address on immigration, just 39% of Americans agreed with the President’s position.
Other polls have consistently put the presidents approval numbers several points below Rasmussen. Expect to see his numbers in those polls fall to new lows this week.
The American people do not want this amnesty. They recall the 1986 amnesty, which Washington politicans assured them was the last, and the promises of greater border enforcement that turned out to be nothing but lies. They have no confidence in their elected leaders who have lied to them too many times and who do not, they correctly perceive, act in the interest of the nation.
President Bush doesn't care what the American people want. He doesn't care that this amnesty will effectively destroy the GOP, since it will add tens of millions of Democrat voters to the rolls (anyone who thinks that most Latinos will vote Republican is delusional). He doesn't care that adding millions of low skilled workers will sharply drive down the wages of American blue collar workers by adding millions more low and unskilled workers to the labor pool (a boon for big business, which naturally supports all this). But mostly, he doesn't seem to give a damn what this will do to the nation as a whole. He doesn't care about America's unique culture, which cannot assimilate this many new immigrants (and the millions more that will follow). Nor does he care that upsetting the racial demographics of the nation (destroying the white majority) will lead to ethnic balkanization and eventual racial conflict.
Republican leaders need to sink this deal as fast as they can. Assuming, of course, that they are not completely suicidal in regard to their party's - or their nation's - future. But that is no longer a safe assumption.