This is why we're (supposed to be) a Constitutional Republic.
Poll, just like Barry's opinion, don't mean crap on this subject.
Who they claimed was polled and who did the polling:
“METHODOLOGY This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Jan. 10-13, 2013, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults, including landline and cell-phone-only respondents. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points, including design effect. Partisan divisions are 33-24-37 percent, Democrats-Republicans-independents.
The survey was produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates of New York, N.Y., with sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York, N.Y.”
If people are for “Gun control” than how come gun sales have been going through the roof..Hey Media..SCREW YOU we know what is going on here..Mark Levin is talking about this phony piece of garbage poll right now..its all nonsense to promote the left wing agenda of abolishing the 2nd Amendment
Meh, did they even call anyone outside of a big East Coast city? I guarantee I don’t actually know a soul in favor of this rubbish and I do actually know a fair number of Democrats.
They never asked me, or anyone I know....
I favor bringing back “Old Sparky.”
This crap really doesn’t matter anymore. It’s gone beyond this sort of attempted manipulation.
Excuse me while I call BS on this ‘poll’. I’d say that the record gun sales in the past month are a better indicator of public sentiment than some propaganda push-poll by a bunch of left-wing hacks.
Was this a poll of newsrooms, faculty lounges, ACORN, Soros-affiliated groups, union leaders, Unitarian & Quaker congregations, Code Pink, Democrat campaign headquarters and teacher’s lounges?
Where did they take the poll? Gun shows? Walmart? Local Sporting Goods Store? I think not.
What a load of pure unadulterated bullshit. I'll bet 90 % of those polled know absolutely nothing about gun show and private gun sales let alone background checks.
I don’t give a rat’s ass what the majority of people think about my God given rights.
I would prefer to have a Constitutional Republic, but if that isn’t possible, I damn sure intend to be in charge.
Are we really going to claim the polls are wrong after this past election?
These were two polls actually (ABC/Wapo and Pew), and they both generally showed the same results.
America’s demographics are changing rapidly and the movement politically is to the left. Virtually all these new Hispanics are liberal voters and have no knowledge of why the 2nd Amendment is so important. We still lose sizable numbers of white people as the country becomes more urban and less rural. The younger generations seem wedded to government and don’t mind growing it to the moon. Heck we even lose Asians (a demographic we used to win not long ago) worse than we do even Hispanics. The country is moving in the wrong direction and that is reflected in public opinion. So why should we not believe these polls again?
This country really is in serious trouble. The right needs to unify pretty quick and find a way to stay on message and go on the offensive. As is we are just getting pummeled right now. I think another good place to start is for the producers that understand what is going on to start buying up as much media as possible. Wasting money on Karl Rove’s super PAC got us nowhere in 2012. This nation is on a downward spiral and I don’t know how much time we have left before it’s simply too late.
What I can’t figure out is why the big push on gun control when you’re chances of being killed by a random gunman are about the same as being struck by lightning. BUT your chances of being killed by a drunk driver are much, much higher. One person is killed every half hour due to drunk driving. Each year approximately 16,000 are killed in alcohol related crashes. Why not push towards controlling the bigger problem that is killing many, many more people? I don’t get it.
The Leftwing faction in media is the Country’s greatest threat.
A poll doesn’t trump our rights.
How many would support a ban on “assault judges” (i.e., ‘Rose Bird type’ judges who are soft on violent criminals)?
Well the Dems are PERFECTLY FREE to follow this poll.
Us Conservatives would JUST LOVE to see them ELIMINATED as a legitimate political party - so all I can say to them is: HAVE AT IT!!!
Let’s see some REAL GUN CONTROL, just so we can throw you out with the garbage next week.
(but the Dems know all this...their REAL TARGET are weak-knee’d Republicans that aren’t able to understand it)