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Fri Apr 12, 2013, 01:12 PM

 

Poll: Women outpace men in support for stricter gun laws, immigration reform

Source: NBC News

Women are a key driver of support for legislation overhauling the nation's gun and immigration laws, according to new data in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, just as Congress prepares to take up major legislation on both of those issues.

Women outpace men in their support for stricter gun laws and immigration reform that provides undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship, data which becomes more salient in light of the Republican Party’s effort to regain its footing with women voters after last fall’s elections.

The gender gap is most pronounced when it comes to the issue of stricter gun controls, legislation on which the Senate voted to begin consideration this Thursday.

(Also of note: Self-described mothers favor stricter gun laws even more overwhelmingly; 70 percent of mothers with children in the home said that laws governing firearm sales should be tightened.)

Read more: http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/12/17720984-poll-women-outpace-men-in-support-for-stricter-gun-laws-immigration-reform?lite

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Paul E Ester Apr 2013 OP
Aristus Apr 2013 #1
calimary Apr 2013 #3
graham4anything Apr 2013 #2
premium Apr 2013 #4
pampango Apr 2013 #5

Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 01:20 PM

1. Good.

Women tend less to need a 'masculinity enhancer' the way insecure males do.

I hope they vote with us in the next election to drive out the congresscritters bought and paid for by the NRA.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 03:04 PM

3. Taking that metaphor out a little farther...

Perhaps we shall see, in 2016, that women, in effect, have bigger dicks than men do. Just sayin'... Because in politics, winning is the biggest erection of all.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 01:31 PM

2. Bingo. I said this last week. Women are going to change the world politically in 2016

 

In the privacy of the voting booth (or early ballot, with no eyes looking) it is going to be of landslide proportions IMHO

Texas, Georgia, KT, Arkansas and other states (including all the current blue states)

450 electoral votes for the Presidency, new Supreme Court, immigration,reinterpretation of the 2nd
etc, etc,etc.

Glad a poll is there to prove this point.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 03:09 PM

4. There's a poll showing that the next president is going to get 450 electoral votes?

 

And a new SCOTUS, immigration, and a re-interpretation of the 2A?

Then, of course, you'll post a link to it, right?

Wow, Rand Paul has a higher approval rating than your hero, Mike Bloomberg.
Says alot about what the public thinks of Bloomie, doesn't it?

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 05:37 PM

5. Maybe women, but not the tea party: Immigration, gun deals make Tea Party lawmakers restless

With bipartisan deals emerging on guns and immigration, Tea Party lawmakers in the lower chamber are warning their leaders to slow down. Longtime immigration reform critic Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was alarmed when saw the bullet point “immigration” on the agenda for Wednesday’s GOP conference meeting.

“Up on our agenda came immigration … going to bring immigration, according to the agenda, sometime to the floor. How do we know we’re going to do immigration when we haven’t talked about it yet? How come don’t I know this, because I’m on the committee? How come all these meetings on immigration are going on and I’m not being invited to them?” said King, a possible Senate candidate in 2014.

After the media reported that an immigration deal among the Senate’s Gang of Eight was imminent, a number of conservatives in the House told their leadership on Wednesday that they didn’t want to get steamrolled by the upper chamber.

Meanwhile, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) recently warned Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) not to bring a firearm bill to the floor unless it has a majority of the chamber’s majority. In an op-ed in The Hill, Stockman wrote, “ Obama and the Astroturf anti-gun agenda are leading his party into political oblivion, and Boehner is missing an opportunity to solidify and rally a voting and activist base of millions.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/293191-immigration-gun-deals-make-tea-party-lawmakers-restless

"Obama and the Astroturf anti-gun agenda are leading his party into political oblivion..." I always wonder how many republican politicians really believe this versus just saying it to please their base and the conservative media. I used to think the former, but last year's election made me wonder. Their oft-professed optimism that romney was going to win big was so patently in contrast to polls, but many seemed genuinely shocked after the election that Obama actually won. It seems that watching only FOX and listening only to Limbaugh, et al, puts you in a cocoon in which you believe just about anything.

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