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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:07 PM

NBC/WSJ poll: NRA more popular than entertainment industry

As Washington prepares for a political battle over the Obama White House's proposals to curb gun violence after the Newtown, Conn., shootings, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the National Rifle Association is more popular than the entertainment industry.

Forty-one percent of adults see the NRA -- the nation's top gun lobby -- in a positive light, while 34 percent view it in a negative light.

By comparison, just 24 percent have positive feelings about the entertainment industry, and 39 percent have negative ones.

The NRA's fav/unfav score is virtually unchanged from its 41 percent-to-29 percent rating in the Jan. 2011 NBC/WSJ poll, nearly two years before the Newtown shootings.

"That seems to me to be a pretty remarkably stable figure," says GOP pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart.

But it's a substantial improvement from the 1990s, when the NRA's negative ratings outweighed its positive ones in the NBC/WSJ survey.

The current poll also shows a sharp divide between attitudes among gun owners and non-gun owners.

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/17/16567367-nbcwsj-poll-nra-more-popular-than-entertainment-industry?lite

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Reply NBC/WSJ poll: NRA more popular than entertainment industry (Original post)
Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #1
upaloopa Jan 2013 #2
leftynyc Jan 2013 #3
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #4
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #5
jillan Jan 2013 #6
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #10
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #7
Bradical79 Jan 2013 #8
EC Jan 2013 #9
Posteritatis Jan 2013 #11

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:09 PM

1. They didn't ask me.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:19 PM

2. A recent poll showed that the NRA was more

popular than being hit with a hammer. So fucking what?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:22 PM

3. What a stupid comparison

Is the porn industry part of the entertainment industry, is fox news, the National Enquirer - how is entertainment industry defined?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:24 PM

4. Americans trust their guns more than 'damned librul hollerwood' nt

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:33 PM

5. This is opposite of the last poll isn't it?

Probably will need a few more to get an accurate picture.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:35 PM

6. What that poll doesn't tell us is the percentage of Americans that want something to be done

about gun violence - whether it's mass murders or street shootings.

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Response to jillan (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:19 PM

10. It is way different than the other one which had NRA approval

at a much lower rate. Must be something off in the sampling?
"The NRA's fav/unfav score is virtually unchanged from its 41 percent-to-29 percent rating in the Jan. 2011 NBC/WSJ poll, nearly two years before the Newtown shootings. "

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:36 PM

7. Hyman Roth ...




"Michael, we're bigger than US Steel."


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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:49 PM

8. The entertainment industry covers a lot of ground.

I might dislike the entertainment industry overall for garbage shows like Honey Boo Boo, but that doesn't affect my views of Matt Damon. The entire idea of polling this question is pretty idiotic though.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:51 PM

9. I couldn't find how they asked the question.

What? Did they say? Do you like the entertainment industry? That would be a stupid question and I wouldn't know how to answer it. If it meant something like do I like the environment of working in the industry...I'd have to say no...if they meant do I like movies and TV - well, yeah....

So how would you even ask the question to get any sort of useful information?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:20 PM

11. Isn't projectile leprosy more popular than large chunks of that industry? (nt)

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