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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:24 AM

New poll finds that NRA endorsment hurts candidates

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/02/05/1545911/nra-endorsement-negative-poll/

In a national survey, 39 percent of voters said that they are less likely to vote for a politician whose candidacy has garnered NRA backing. Only 26 percent believe they’re more likely to support such a candidate.

But more importantly, the number of independent voters — those who are really up for grabs in any election — are far less likely to see the NRA nod as a good thing: 41 percent say they’re inclined not to support a candidate who’s backed by the NRA.

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Reply New poll finds that NRA endorsment hurts candidates (Original post)
eridani Feb 2013 OP
graham4anything Feb 2013 #1
Dismalindistress Feb 2013 #2
jimmy the one Feb 2013 #3
eridani Feb 2013 #4

Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:27 AM

1. GREAT! and I hope the superPac funded by Mike funds 100% of all anti-NRA candidates in 14

 

change the congress will take 6 to 8 years.
and then it will be easier to pass bills.

long as people have the back of those candidates then the NRA can't extort and blackmail them and terrorize them in fear.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:18 PM

2. So they'll go underground

NRA will stick to lower-profile ways of getting their servants into office if this continues. They're certainly not going to go away.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:54 PM

3. PPP, good news bad news

At first glance I had a good feeling, but then I read that the poll was done by PPP which is a democrat poll. Not that that's a bad thing in itself, au contraire, it's a good thing! PPP was one of the top pollsters in the past 2012 elections, & I'm a fan when it handles election races.
The rub, is that the nra will downplay PPP as being a liberal poll, & so will rightwing repubs, & claim that it's biased to guncontrol. Imagine if fox or rasmussen were to come out & find that 45% of americans will be more inclined to vote for nra backed candidates & only 25% disinclined, how much cred would 'we' give fox or rass?

This could be a bad year for nra, as members let their memberships lapse, do not renew, or follow in hwbush's & schwarzkopfs footsteps & outright resign their memberships, in disgust.

.. who's the jack booted thug now, wayno? You.

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Response to jimmy the one (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:08 AM

4. If they do a good job with their polling process, I say let the RWNJs call them "liberal" n/t

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