A new Rasmussen poll suggests that state sovereignty is making a comeback in this era of heightened federal control:
Voters strongly believe that a state should have the right to avoid federal programs it doesn't like, but they draw the line at states seceding from the union. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of likely voters say states should have the right to opt out of federal government programs they don't agree with. Just 25% disagree, while another 15% are not sure.
Support for opt-outs increases to 63 percent when it comes to unfunded federal mandates. Such a mandate is contained in ObamaCare with respect to the federally subsidized Medicaid program. For the record, only 14 percent believe in secession as a state option.