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.
When asked about a specific program in late December, however, only 47% said states should have the right to opt out of the national health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats if it is passed into law. Nearly as many (40%) disagreed and opposed an opt-out clause for individual states.
59% Favor Letting States Opt Out of Federal Programs – Rasmussen Reports™.