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Poll: NRA more popular than Obama
American Thinker ^ | 1-19-13 | Rick Moran

Posted on 01/20/2013 9:15:47 PM PST by ReformationFan

This matters in a political battle and the NRA can take advantage of there popularity relative to Obama with any wavering members.

Newsbusters:

Despite constant hammering by the national news media, the National Rifle Association has a favorability rating of 54 percent in the latest Gallup survey, slightly higher than President Obama's rating of 53 percent.

While those figures are within the poll's margin of error, they show that the NRA's popularity is in the same range as that of the Democratic president who issued 23 executive orders to accomplish goals the gun-rights group has promised to combat in "the fight of the century."

According to an article by Frank Newport, the Gallup poll -- which was conducted Dec. 19-22 -- showed that only 38 percent of those surveyed have an unfavorable opinion of the NRA, while Obama's disapproval rating is three points higher at 41 percent.

The survey, which was taken after the Sandy Hook murders on Dec. 14 and NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre's anti-gun control press conference on Dec. 22, also indicates that 21 percent of Americans have a very favorable opinion of the NRA, while 18 percent have a very unfavorable opinion.

As you might expect, favorable opinions of the NRA are much higher than average among the 45 percent of Americans who report having a gun in the household -- although one in four view the NRA unfavorably. At the same time, four in 10 of those without a gun in the household have a favorable opinion of the NRA.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; guncontrol; nra; obama; poll; rickmoran; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/20/2013 9:15:58 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

You know that gives him some heartburn. With honest polling he’s probably down significantly more. Joining the NRA is a cheap way to rub 0bama and the left’s noses in it.


2 posted on 01/20/2013 9:23:13 PM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: Trod Upon

Since Obama became President more people have purchased guns and more people belong to the NRA.


3 posted on 01/20/2013 9:42:39 PM PST by FreedBird
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To: ReformationFan

“As you might expect, favorable opinions of the NRA are much higher than average among the 45 percent of Americans who report having a gun in the household — although one in four view the NRA unfavorably.”

I suspect those 1 in 4 think the NRA is too squishy. This is the organization that supported Harry Reid because he threw a lot of money at a shooting range in Nevada.


4 posted on 01/20/2013 9:58:16 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ReformationFan

In a sane world, Gonorrhea would be more popular then Obunghole.


5 posted on 01/20/2013 10:43:34 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: ReformationFan
Let's change the name of the Republican Party to the NRA Party! ! ! ! !
On second thought lets start a NEW PARTY. The NRA Party
6 posted on 01/21/2013 3:11:37 AM PST by DeaconRed (Japan said after WW2 they never considered invading US. Too many with Guns. 2nd amendant worked.)
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To: ReformationFan

The author lost me at “...of there popularity relative to Obama”.

Does anyone proofread anymore?


7 posted on 01/21/2013 4:43:38 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Trod Upon

Single ply toilet paper is more popular than Obama in my neighborhood.


8 posted on 01/21/2013 4:58:03 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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