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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:31 PM

(PPP) Americans consider NRA endorsement to be a negative

Source: Public Policy Polling

Americans consider NRA endorsement to be a negative

Raleigh, N.C. – Much has been made in recent weeks about the NRA's political strength,
but PPP's newest national poll finds more voters consider their endorsement to be a
negative than a positive. 39% say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who
had the NRA's support to just 26% who say they'd be more likely to, with 32% saying it
wouldn't influence them one way or the other. Among independents 41% consider an
NRA endorsement to be a turn off to 27% who say it's a plus.

In general 53% of voters say they support stricter gun laws in the country to 39% who are
opposed to them. Those numbers are basically identical to a 53/40 spread a month ago,
suggesting that the desire for stronger legislation has not died down as Newtown
gradually fades from voters' minds. On the specific issue of an assault weapons ban 51%
of voters are supportive to 42% who are opposed. It has support from a solid majority of
Democrats, as well as 26% of Republicans.

“Politicians really don’t have to be scared of the NRA,” said Dean Debnam, President of
Public Policy Polling. “Voters consider its support to be a negative thing.”

Read more: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_National_205.pdf



more:
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/poll-plurality-of-voters-less-likely-to-support?ref=fpblg

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Reply (PPP) Americans consider NRA endorsement to be a negative (Original post)
kpete Feb 2013 OP
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2013 #1
Politicub Feb 2013 #2
bossy22 Feb 2013 #4
Lordquinton Feb 2013 #6
Politicub Feb 2013 #10
sasha031 Feb 2013 #3
Historic NY Feb 2013 #5
On the Road Feb 2013 #7
Rozlee Feb 2013 #8
Scuba Feb 2013 #9
efhmc Feb 2013 #12
calimary Feb 2013 #13
samsingh Feb 2013 #11
Loup Garou Feb 2013 #14
mwb970 Feb 2013 #15

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:33 PM

1. It's about time.

Next election cycle will be interesting.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:39 PM

2. Another argument to abandon the electoral college

So the urban majority isn't beholden to rural interests.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:39 PM

4. tyranny of the majority?

I'm personally still in favor of the electoral college and our partially popultion non-proportional representative government (the senate). I think it adds a level of protection for "minority" (not speaking in the racial term) interests.

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Response to bossy22 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:26 PM

6. Tyranny of the minority?

Rural interests are always brought up in these instances, but every other time they just stick fingers in their ears and say they shouldn't have to allow gay marriage, or whatever.

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Response to bossy22 (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:47 AM

10. I am party of a minority so I see the risks involved

But the fact is social policies that come from the majority of the largest urban centers are more favorable to LGBTs, women and just about everyone else not in rural areas. Plus, on balance, liberal policies are better for my extended family and their posterity.

Of course everything boils down to navel gazing at this point since the constitution would need to be amended. I don't see this happening when even just passing a budget vexes our lawmakers.





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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:41 PM

3. Best news of the day, it's about time

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:47 PM

5. Owning a gun is not a qualification for holding public office, ..

along with worshiping some deity or God.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:33 PM

7. The NRA These Days:

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:50 PM

8. The unintended consequences of blowback.

Republicans went all racist in the primaries and lost big time when minorities hit the polls this past fall. They talked about sluts, banning contraceptives and defended rapists and now, for the first time, a majority of Americans polled believe abortion should be legal in all circumstances. Now, the NRA is going full guns in the aftermath of a great national tragedy and they're looking like the heartless pricks they are. Republicans just don't have an OFF switch these days. They're brains are on 33 and their mouths are on 45.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:57 AM

9. Most politicians don't care what the People think, only what their donors want.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:31 PM

12. My thoughts exactly.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:26 AM

13. Well, in that case, maybe Heidi Heitkamp will take my views more seriously!

I live in California. But I donated to numerous campaigns. Never that much to speak of, since I don't have piles of extra money lying around, but certainly enough that I could have used to fill my gas tank more than a few times instead of putting it off and dragging it out longer. I donated to her campaign. I was disgusted when I saw that clip of her on one of the Sunday talk shows recently, blithely dismissing the White House proposals for strengthening gun regulations, saying they were too extreme and wouldn't pass. And so I did not hesitate to call her office on Capitol Hill more than once, and say so. I told the staffer who answered the phone that if the Senator expects to get another contribution from me in the future, she better broaden her views on this issue.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:38 AM

11. awesome

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:59 AM

14. The polls regarding guns and gun laws haven't changed much in the last 2 monts

DEC 20, 2012

Daily Kos/PPP Poll: NRA and GOP grossly out-of-step with America ... including Republicans


[link:http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/20/1172170/-Daily-Kos-PPP-Poll-NRA-and-GOP-grossly-out-of-step-with-America-including-Republicans|

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:05 AM

15. I would NEVER vote for any NRA-endorsed candidate. Not ever.

I wouldn't vote for a birther either, or a young-earth religious zealot, or an intolerant crank, or a heartless bigot.....

Let me make it simpler. I would NEVER vote for any republican. Not ever.

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