Poll: Is the tenth amendment becoming sexy again? 

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.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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