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Images of NRA, Congressional Republicans on the decline

124nic8 23,142 462 January 10, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Images of NRA, Congressional Republicans on the decline [publicpolicypolling.com]

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The NRA now has a negative favorability rating, with 42% of voters seeing it positively while 45% have an unfavorable view. That represents a 10 point net decline in the NRA's favorability from the week before the press conference when a national poll we did found it at 48/41. Its image has taken a hit with both Democrats (from 29/59 to 22/67) and Republicans (71/19 to 66/18).

The holidays and the fiscal cliff took a lot of the spotlight off gun control measures, but in general 53% of Americans say they support stricter gun laws with 40% opposed.

Congress emerged from the fiscal cliff debate with a 7% approval rating, with 81% of voters disapproving of it. But the two parties aren't going in for equal blame. While the Democrats in Congress aren't popular (-12 at 38/50) their approval rating is a net 48 points better than their Republican counterparts (-60 at 15/75).The Republicans in Congress have only a 25/61 approval rating even with the GOP base, suggesting the potential for 2014 to bring a lot of primary challenges.
Seems the support for the NRA expressed here is not shared by the public in general.

Of course some would have us believe that's "the media's" fault and not irresponsible gun owners whose guns fall into the wrong hands.

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NRA: 100,000 new members after Sandy Hook shooting [politico.com]

I think the NRA will take membership, money, and influence over image.
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NRA: 100,000 new members after Sandy Hook shooting [politico.com]

I think the NRA will take membership, money, and influence over image.
Doubtful if those 100K new members will offset the 10 point decline in public support in terms of influence.
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Doubtful if those 100K new members will offset the 10 point decline in public support in terms of influence.
You probably lost most NRA types as soon as you mentioned math concepts. This comes from a gun owning liberal and former NRA member. The NRA has become strikingly stupid with its stance on assault weapons and large capacity clips.

Let's do some research to see if there is a correlation between drivers of high-lifted pick up trucks, owners of assault type weapons, lack of intelligence, and of course small male members. Maybe some of you pseudo intellectuals can wiki it.
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Doubtful if those 100K new members will offset the 10 point decline in public support in terms of influence.
So the NRA relies on public opinion polls for their revenues and lobbying funds now?

It's very likely that the 2nd amendment protections the NRA stands for aren't even the reason for the decrease in popularity, but rather the idiotic advocacy of putting cops in every single school in the country.
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You probably lost most NRA types as soon as you mentioned math concepts. This comes from a gun owning liberal and former NRA member. The NRA has become strikingly stupid with its stance on assault weapons and large capacity clips.

Let's do some research to see if there is a correlation between drivers of high-lifted pick up trucks, owners of assault type weapons, lack of intelligence, and of course small male members. Maybe some of you pseudo intellectuals can wiki it.
Source? laugh out loud
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You probably lost most NRA types as soon as you mentioned math concepts. This comes from a gun owning liberal and former NRA member. The NRA has become strikingly stupid with its stance on assault weapons and large capacity clips.

Let's do some research to see if there is a correlation between drivers of high-lifted pick up trucks, owners of assault type weapons, lack of intelligence, and of course small male members. Maybe some of you pseudo intellectuals can wiki it.
I'm just curious, why do you own a gun?
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The NRA seems to have ailenated a lot of the public with its recent opposition to even the most minimal gun control measures. I don't think most of its own membership agrees with them either. They might bounce back a little, but people seem especially fed up with them this time.

As for Congressional Republicans, the Dems would gladly accept control of the House from them in 2014. Voters sent a message to Republicans in this last election and it was not -- "you are not conservative enough."
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The NRA takes a hard stance because they don't want the 2nd amendment to fall victim to the slippery slope and the incremental erosion of rights over time.
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Time to stop the war.....on businesses and individual success!

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Yawn. 234 House Republicans and all but 10 or so won by at least 5 points.
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NRA: 100,000 new members after Sandy Hook shooting [politico.com]

I think the NRA will take membership, money, and influence over image.
Do we know how many members they lost in recent days?

NRA put their lifetime membership on sale, from $1000 down to $300.

But the bottom line is this: does anyone here thing the NRA reaction (including Lapierr's news conf) is helping their PR?

When recently this questions was asked, a poster claimed it was a loaded question but in reality it is a very straightforward question.
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The NRA takes a hard stance because they don't want the 2nd amendment to fall victim to the slippery slope and the incremental erosion of rights over time.

yes

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very rarely does legislation favor increasing 2nd amendment rights. the NRA is in a default defense position. IOW, any time gov't has guns in its sights, it isn't good for gun rights.
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You probably lost most NRA types as soon as you mentioned math concepts. This comes from a gun owning liberal and former NRA member. The NRA has become strikingly stupid with its stance on assault weapons and large capacity clips.

Let's do some research to see if there is a correlation between drivers of high-lifted pick up trucks, owners of assault type weapons, lack of intelligence, and of course small male members. Maybe some of you pseudo intellectuals can wiki it.
I did a study of AR owners at my gun club and they tend to be educated professionals, married with children, with incomes that allow them to both provide well for their families and have nice toys. Sorry to disappoint, no lifted trucks but lots of luxury cars and SUV's. But then, somebody who can drop $15k on a shotgun can usually afford other goodies too.
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yes

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very rarely does legislation favor increasing 2nd amendment rights. the NRA is in a default defense position. IOW, any time gov't has guns in its sights, it isn't good for gun rights.
Kinda....but I think the NRA engages in passive/aggressive type behavior but adding excerpts to laws or support laws that are useless and enforceable. And when those laws are either not enforced or prove to be ineffective, they use the data to show that additional laws are not needed.

Example: they are for a law that says it is illegal for a private seller to a "known" (wink wink) felon. Then when that crappy law does not work they will then use that fact and resist meaningful laws that would have a chance of working, laws such as requiring BGCs for all sales.

This is a gut-feeling of mi the mostly until now un-engaged middle of the road people do not quite believe that the CT shooter guy could have walked into a flea mark and bought till the weapons that he used in his massacre. Most people heat that but don't quite believe it and it does not quite sick in because of all the publicity and half truths by the NRA and other gun enthusiasts.

But perhaps the time is now right/ripe for the people in the middle to finally truly understand and for this unbelievable fact to sink that the CT killer could have walked in a flea market and get those weapons and when that happens restrictions on gun buy and sale will follow no matter how mu ch NRA and other gun enthusiasts would then whine and moan.
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