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Obama’s Dismal Job Approval Rating on Immigration Policy

When it comes to President Obama’s handling of immigration policy almost no one in the country is happy. By a greater than two-to-one margin Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance on this issue according to Gallup.

Trend: Americans' Views of President Obama's Handling of Immigration

It seems in Obama’s attempt to find a middle ground he just ended up in a no man’s land on the issue. He can never be aggressive enough on enforcement to make some conservatives happy, but at the same time he has upset immigration reform activists by not doing enough with executive action.

For years Obama thought being tough on enforcement would be a way of meeting Republicans halfway to build a bridge to compromise. Instead the result was no comprehensive legislation, and no one happy.

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Obama’s Dismal Job Approval Rating on Immigration Policy

When it comes to President Obama’s handling of immigration policy almost no one in the country is happy. By a greater than two-to-one margin Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance on this issue according to Gallup.

Trend: Americans' Views of President Obama's Handling of Immigration

It seems in Obama’s attempt to find a middle ground he just ended up in a no man’s land on the issue. He can never be aggressive enough on enforcement to make some conservatives happy but at the same time he has upset immigration reform activist by not doing enough with executive action.

For years Obama thought being tough on enforcement would be a way of meeting Republican halfway to build a bridge to compromise. Instead the result was no comprehensive legislation and no one happy.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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