A poll last fall reveals a majority of Republicans embrace nullification.

YouGov, a global professional research and consulting organization, completed a poll of 1,000 people asking, “Do you think that states should be allowed to ignore federal legislation which they consider unconstitutional.” Fifty-five percent of Republicans said, “Yes,” with only 24 percent responding in the negative.

Overall, nearly a third of those polled agreed with the question, with 44 percent saying no and 25 percent undecided. Only 12 percent of Democrats said states should be allowed to ignore unconstitutional laws.

“It would be interesting to see how those party line answers changed if a Republican was in office. It would probably be the other way around,” Tenth Amendment Center national communications director Mike Maharrey said.

Interestingly, a YouGov article highlighting the poll results described the surge of nullification interest as happening “in recent months,” mentioning only states ignoring federal gun laws, an effort led primarily by Republicans. The article failed to mention ignoring the Real ID Act (passed during the Bush Administration) and federal Marijuana laws, efforts generally supported by Democrats since the 1990’s.

So, why then do Democrats not like ignoring Federal Law when they clearly have used it in the recent past? Could it be because we have a Democrat president and US Senate, as Maharrey pointed out?

The article also failed to mention how the poll reflected a strong support for nullification among Independents (33 percent) than that of  the total respondents.

To find out how you can take action to stop federal overreach focusing on a variety of issues, visit our Action Center HERE.



The 10th Amendment

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”



Featured Articles

On the Constitution, history, the founders, and analysis of current events.

featured articles


Tenther Blog and News

Nullification news, quick takes, history, interviews, podcasts and much more.

tenther blog


State of the Nullification Movement

232 pages. History, constitutionality, and application today.

get the report


Path to Liberty

Our flagship podcast. Michael Boldin on the constitution, history, and strategy for liberty today

path to liberty


Maharrey Minute

The title says it all. Mike Maharrey with a 1 minute take on issues under a 10th Amendment lens. maharrey minute

Tenther Essentials

2-4 minute videos on key Constitutional issues - history, and application today


Join TAC, Support Liberty!

Nothing helps us get the job done more than the financial support of our members, from just $2/month!



The 10th Amendment

History, meaning, and purpose - the "Foundation of the Constitution."

10th Amendment



Get an overview of the principles, background, and application in history - and today.