Quinnipiac issued its own numbers just ahead of the president’s Executive Order which showed a 48-45 margin opposing amnesty by the White House.
The poll appears to shore up the argument made by a Wall Street Journal poll released during the same period last week which showed similar numbers.
Quinnipiac explained on balance:
“Americans seem divided on immigration, but they agree on one thing: They don’t want a government shutdown over President Obama’s action on immigration. American voters are happy the Republicans have the ball, but don’t feel confident there will be a lot of scoring on the deal-making front.”
What’s more, President Obama’s favorable rating among voters continue to hug his all-time low approval of 38%, a reality certainly reflective of his reputation for acting unilaterally on policies that are out of favor with a majority of voters