Public Policy Polling Claims NRA Brand Flagging, Gun Control Support Growing
Public Policy Polling (PPP) says their recent polls shows support still exists for gun control while the NRA's "brand just isn't that strong with average voters."
Regarding gun control, PPP says Democrats want expanded laws by a ratio of 85 to 10, Independents 66 to 23, and Republicans 57 to 35.
They claim that 51% of voters say "they're less likely to support someone who voted against background checks" in April, while 14% of voters viewed opposing more gun control as a "positive."
Granting that these numbers are accurate, PPP contends that gun control was ultimately defeated because of the NRA. However, PPP says that "average voters" are not enamored with the NRA and predict the groundswell of opposition to gun control two months ago will not necessarily translate into a groundswell of pro-gun voters in Nov. 2014.
While other polls in the nation show Barack Obama's popularity falling, PPP reports his numbers have "been very consistent over the last three months."
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