On Thursday morning, the Supreme Court is going to rule on President Obama’s health care law. The House is planning on holding a contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. And there is also ongoing debate on the President’s executive order to allow some young immigrants to stay in the U.S. without the threat of deportation.
All these issues are simmering around the country as a new poll shows the presidential race is as tight as ever. In a new NBC/”Wall Street Journal” poll, 50% of people living in those 11 battle ground states prefer President Obama, while 42% back Mitt Romney.
How will voters view these issues?
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), a Romney campaign surrogate, weighs in on the anticipation of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, saying that he hopes the high court throws the law out.
“The cleanest decision would be to totally…rule the entire law unconstitutional,” Sen. Johnson says. “Then we can start over with an open debate and a step-by-step approach. Republicans are not going to be putting forward a 2,700 page bill, another 12,000 pages of rules and regulations. We’re going to take a look at the individual issues. And debate openly.”
Johnson also responds to Soledad’s challenge as to why Mitt Romney hasn’t taken a firm position on immigration. He says it’s all about border control.
“First of all, Soledad, this is a very difficult issue,” Sen. Johnson says. “What Arizona is trying to do is it’s basically trying to address a problem that President Obama and the federal government has basically abdicated their responsibility on. These are very serious issues. They are difficult issues.”
He adds, “President Obama said during his campaign that this was such an important issue that he was going to handle the immigration problem in his first year. He has done nothing on it. He certainly has done nothing to secure our borders, which is the first step. And that’s a real problem. Because we’re not going to solve our immigration issue until we secure our borders.”calendar