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NRA more popular than entertainment industry

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Jerbear, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Jerbear

    Jerbear TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    NBC/WSJ poll: NRA more popular than entertainment industry


    By NBC's Mark Murray

    As Washington prepares for a political battle over the Obama White House's proposals to curb gun violence after the Newtown, Conn., shootings, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the National Rifle Association is more popular than the entertainment industry.

    Forty-one percent of adults see the NRA -- the nation's top gun lobby -- in a positive light, while 34 percent view it in a negative light.

    By comparison, just 24 percent have positive feelings about the entertainment industry, and 39 percent have negative ones.

    The NRA's fav/unfav score is virtually unchanged from its 41 percent-to-29 percent rating in the Jan. 2011 NBC/WSJ poll, nearly two years before the Newtown shootings.

    "That seems to me to be a pretty remarkably stable figure," says GOP pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart.

    But it's a substantial improvement from the 1990s, when the NRA's negative ratings outweighed its positive ones in the NBC/WSJ survey.

    The current poll also shows a sharp divide between attitudes among gun owners and non-gun owners.

    Among those who own a gun, 62 percent view the NRA favorably. But that percentage drops to just 25 percent among those who don't.

    The full poll -- which was conducted Jan. 12-15 of 1,000 adults (including 300 cell phone-only respondents), and which has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points -- will be released at 6:30 pm ET.


    Now there's a shocker.......

  2. scooterbum

    scooterbum Active Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    And let's not forget that there are other gun rights groups beside the NRA, that are also doing fine work.
  3. TinMan88

    TinMan88 TS Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

    Alan Gottleib does a great job. In Bellvue Wa.
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