After a very successful State of the Union address Tuesday night, the latest Rasmussen daily tracking poll shows President Donald Trump with an impressive 49% approval rating. This shows a continual improvement over the last few days, undoubtedly impacted by a speech that was well received. The ratings for the President’s speech exceeded last year and were significantly higher than the ratings for President Obama’s speech at a similar point in his presidency.
According to CNN and CBS polls, the speech received the approval of 76% of Americans. In fact, it was so persuasive that 72% of Americans, according to the CBS poll, agreed with the President’s comments on immigration, one of the most hotly contested issues in the country.
In his campaign for President, Donald Trump made building the wall across the southern border with Mexico his signature pledge. In fact, it started on the first day of his presidential campaign when Trump highlighted the problems of illegal immigration. He famously said, “When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best... They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with [them]. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” These remarks led to a swift backlash as he was denounced by Macy’s, Univision, NBC among other corporate giants.
The politicians in Washington D.C. have failed the American people time and time again. This is especially true on the important issue of border security. The “Deep State” in Washington D.C. does not care that our country has possibly 30 million illegal immigrants. While there has been inaction on the glaring problem of border security, Congress has tried numerous times over the years to make it easier for illegal aliens to enter the United States and become American citizens. It took a massive effort of grassroots conservatives to defeat “immigration reform” legislation during the presidency of George W. Bush.
Scott, not his real name, was a university graduate who worked as a graphic designer. Though young, he suffered from chronic back pain. After a while, his doctors stopped prescribing the opioid painkillers used to treat his condition for fear he’d become addicted. It was too late and Scott turned to heroin for relief. It wasn’t hard to get.