A really interesting news post recently pointed out that Democrats, prior to popular belief, aren’t the anti-gunners they are made out to be.
Check this out.
The online survey showed that 68 percent, or two out of three respondents, had a favorable opinion of the NRA, which starts its annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on Friday.
Eighty-two percent of Republicans saw the gun lobbying group in a positive light as well as 55 percent of Democrats, findings that run counter to the perception of Democrats as anti-NRA.
Most of the 1,922 people surveyed nationwide from April Monday through Thursday said they supported laws that allow Americans to use deadly force to protect themselves from danger in their own home or in a public place.
The NRA might be crazy for me on the ILA side when it comes to “OBAMA WILL TAKE YOUR GUNS! PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT HE HAS SIGNED PRO-GUN LEGISLATION WHILE HE IS IN OFFICE!” but the fact that 55% of Democrats view the NRA favorably…well, maybe if we see enough of this we can break the Dem = Anti meme or even the Liberal = Anti meme. With enough liberal backing, we can push the gun control plank completely out of the Democratic party and start capturing those single issues voters who consistently vote against every other interest they have due to the Dem = Anti meme.
Take the poll with a grain of salt though.
The survey included 650 Republicans, 752 Democrats and 520 independents. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online poll is measured using a credibility interval and this poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points for all respondents.