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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:22 PM

NRA Congressional Republicans seeing big popularity drop - Public Policy Polling

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/01/raleigh-nc-ppps-newest-national-poll-finds-that-the-nras-image-has-declined-over-the-last-three-weeks-following-wayn.html


Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's newest national poll finds that the NRA's image has declined over the last three weeks following Wayne LaPierre's controversial press conference the week before Christmas.

The NRA now has a negative favorability rating, with 42% of voters seeing it positively while 45% have an unfavorable view. That represents a 10 point net decline in the NRA's favorability from the week before the press conference when a national poll we did found it at 48/41. Its image has taken a hit with both Democrats (from 29/59 to 22/67) and Republicans (71/19 to 66/18).

The NRA's focus on putting more guns in schools is likely what's driving the decline in the organization's image. Only 41% of voters support the organization's proposal to put armed police officers in schools across the country, with 50% opposed. Democrats (35/57) and independents (38/51) both oppose the push and even among Republicans only a narrow majority (52/39) supports it.

“The more the NRA talks the less popular it becomes,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Americans don’t think the solution to tragedies like Newtown is to put more guns in schools.”

Congress emerged from the fiscal cliff debate with a 7% approval rating, with 81% of voters disapproving of it. But the two parties aren't going in for equal blame. While the Democrats in Congress aren't popular (-12 at 38/50) their approval rating is a net 48 points better than their Republican counterparts (-60 at 15/75). The Republicans in Congress have only a 25/61 approval rating even with the GOP base, suggesting the potential for 2014 to bring a lot of primary challenges.
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:37 PM

1. That kinda blows the idea that gun control is

going hurt us politically.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:23 AM

4. not necessarily

only a small portion of gunowners belong to the nra. I don't know any Dem gun owners who do. So it might not translate out to the midterms as in the article. I am afraid it will do us very heavy damage.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:45 PM

2. Not possible. They didn't have that far to fall.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 08:11 PM

3. Keep talking guys....I love the headline, hope this keeps up. n/t

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