A high-charged political atmosphere is consuming the country this morning, with the Supreme Court set to rule on the president's healthcare law tomorrow and a contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder in set to happen in the House.
As these issues reach a boiling point, a new survey has been released that suggests that President Obama and Mitt Romney are in a dead heat in the 2012 race.
According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, the president leads Romney by three points: 47 to 44 percent, within the margin of error.
On Starting Point this morning, Rep. Chris Van Hollen sits down with Soledad to discuss these figures in relation to immigration and the Supreme Court's decision about the president's healthcare law.
Regarding tomorrow's SCOTUS ruling, Rep. Van Hollen says that he's confident that there's "better than a 50% chance" that the Court will uphold the entire law.
Van Hollen also responds to critics of the president's inaction on comprehensive immigration reform, asserting that if Obama couldn't even get the Dream Act passed in the Republican Senate, it would be very difficult to get more comprehensive legislation through.