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Andrea Mitchell Confounded By NRA's 'Surprising' popularity in New Poll - 41%
Newsbusters.org ^ | January 18, 2013 | 12:47 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 01/21/2013 5:36:33 AM PST by Quester

A perplexed Andrea Mitchell on Thursday highlighted a new NBC poll finding high favorability numbers for the National Rifle Association, results she deemed "surprising." The veteran journalist proclaimed: "The NRA brand has been fairly toxic in many of the debates, the gun debates especially since Newtown, but their membership base is broad and deep." One reason the brand has been "toxic" is because of relentlessly negative coverage from reporters.

Yet, NBC political editor Mark Murray explained, "Despite a lot of the criticism the NRA has received in the month after the Newtown shootings, the NRA has a 41 percent favorable rating, compared to just 34 percent unfavorable." Contributor Chris Cillizza added that "inside the Beltway and in big cities in this country," the NRA may be "akin to a curse word. It is not in the vast majority of the country."

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/01/18/andrea-mitchell-confounded-nras-surprising-popularity-new-poll#ixzz2IcFkbxg9

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; banglist; dopeydems; guncontrol; nbcnews; nra; obama; popularity; secondamendment
41%
1 posted on 01/21/2013 5:36:46 AM PST by Quester
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To: Quester

Andrea Mitchell is confounded, PERIOD.


2 posted on 01/21/2013 5:39:03 AM PST by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: Quester

That 41% is an NBC number, therefore IMO it is most likely considerably higher in say a legitimate poll.


3 posted on 01/21/2013 5:39:49 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Quester

Surprise! MSM doesn’t have a clue!!!!


4 posted on 01/21/2013 5:46:28 AM PST by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: Quester

Better yet Morning Joe has been on a mission for weeks warning Rs that they must do what O demands on gun control or else! He said the NRA is dead after that commercial. He keeps citing Os approval rating.

He said Powell should be the Rs intellectual leader.

I had a good laugh this morning when Moring Joe went after Ted Cruz for saying (on NBC MTP) for saying O immediately jumped to take political advantage from those dead kids.

Watching Joe claim he is a conservative then wet the bed every Morning is really entertaining.


5 posted on 01/21/2013 5:46:53 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: Quester

Suppressed poll. It’s what they do. Run that poll again in Westchester and Rockland counties where folks were outed.


6 posted on 01/21/2013 5:47:14 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Quester

It is laughable that the MSM elites and the “Big City” aristocracy believe that NRA members are just a bunch of redneck hicks. It would be very enlightening to see a breakdown of how many NRA members have advanced degrees, medical degrees, six-figure salaries, are corporate executives and business owners. In other words, hard-working, taxing-paying, law-abiding, productive citizens as opposed to the Obama entitlement group.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 6:00:54 AM PST by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: Quester
A perplexed Andrea Mitchell..

LOL! School her Al

Al

Wake up Al

Al wake up!

Al?

8 posted on 01/21/2013 6:02:36 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Quester

“That’s not what we told you rubes to think.”


9 posted on 01/21/2013 6:04:37 AM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: Quester

Andrea Mitchell - A charter member of the perpetually perplexed.


10 posted on 01/21/2013 6:06:42 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Quester

Andrea is confronted by an open door........


11 posted on 01/21/2013 6:07:31 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Quester

Andrea is confounded by an open door


12 posted on 01/21/2013 6:07:56 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Quester
Contributor Chris Cillizza added that "inside the Beltway and in big cities in this country," the NRA may be "akin to a curse word. It is not in the vast majority of the country."

It would be interesting to see a state-by-state breakdown of the poll results. If not county-by county.

Right now I put the likelihood of anything more than universal background checks passing at around 25%. And I'm being generous to the gun-grabbers with saying that. Too many members of the House are Republicans AND Democrats from red-leaning districts where people normally inclined to vote for them will either stay home or vote for a challenger (for the GOPers in a primary as well) if universal registration (or worse) passes.

On top of that, the Dems no longer have their supermajority in the US Senate. Depending on what passes, Mitch McConnell WILL get primaried and if he's lucky enough not to go the route of his former colleague from the state immediately to his North, he'll probably go up against Ashley Judd ... who is going to have VERY deep pockets infused with Hollywood CA$H ... with a voter base that will be strongly inclined to do something productive on election day 2014. Like going hunting or to the range.

Mitch wants to keep his seat. No brainer. But I also think that the Dems want Mitch to stay as Minority Leader. He's their kind of deal-maker, willing to cave on all sorts of issues. If he goes down they may end up with a Senate GOP that's led by someone with an actual backbone.
13 posted on 01/21/2013 6:10:27 AM PST by tanknetter
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Andrea ought to take another look at the county election map. She might figure out that there’s a whole red country out there. The blue patches are the cesspool population centers who re-elected her community organizer.


14 posted on 01/21/2013 6:11:20 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Quester

Probably more confounded that the poll wasn’t cooked better.


15 posted on 01/21/2013 6:12:35 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Quester

What’s surprising to her is that the tireless efforts of the industry’s best spinmeisters could not get that number below 41.


16 posted on 01/21/2013 6:20:19 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sickoflibs
Regarding Mornin Joe.

I just wonder if a certain young, attractive intern had been armed, just who wouldn't be with us today...?

17 posted on 01/21/2013 6:31:48 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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RE :”Regarding Mornin Joe.
I just wonder if a certain young, attractive intern had been armed, just who wouldn't be with us today...? “

He had wimmmin at work problems in the past?

Well I am sure he has completely redeemed himself in Mika’s view by siding with her and O so frequently.

18 posted on 01/21/2013 6:42:19 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: Quester
Andrea Mitchell Confounded...


19 posted on 01/21/2013 6:47:07 AM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: Peet

20 posted on 01/21/2013 7:00:32 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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“The NRA brand has been fairly toxic in many of the debates, the gun debates especially since Newtown, but their membership base is broad and deep.”

Translation: We thought we had destroyed the NRA but it appears we must continue to lie about and besmirch these racists for the foreseeable future.

21 posted on 01/21/2013 7:02:14 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Quester

Facts and logic are not necessary for the terminally stupid.


22 posted on 01/21/2013 7:14:30 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: tanknetter
Contributor Chris Cillizza added that "inside the Beltway and in big cities in this country," the NRA may be "akin to a curse word. It is not in the vast majority of the country."

Good job Chilliza (Chee yee sah), your name just became a curse word. Thanks for the contribution to the vocabulary pool in English.

23 posted on 01/21/2013 7:52:46 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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