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Poll: Little support for gun control

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Sun195, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    From an article on Politico:

    But, somewhat of a split on whether gun laws are responsible:

    Given the title of the article, I was expecting to see somewhat stronger numbers against new gun laws.

    There is some consensus on blaming a lack of resources to treat mental health issues:

    Link to: CNN/Opinion Research Poll

    ETA: I think this is actually kind of a bad poll (and maybe a misread by Politico). The key question (18) is whether the incident makes the respondent more likely, less likely or about the same in their support for more gun laws. Politico looks at the "more likely" response (28%) and concludes that it shows low support for more gun laws. However, within the 69% who said their support for gun laws had not changed, it's possible that respondents who already supported more gun laws may not have changed their mind as a result of this incident - i.e. they still want more laws. So, the total who want more laws may be much higher than the 28% suggested by the article. I think that's perhaps shown in the close split on question 19 between those who blame gun laws for the incident and those who don't.
  2. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    They did not call me..
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Me neither!!

    But the problem is that most politicians don't care about the polls, they only care about what THEY want.


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  4. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    They care about them when they say what they want to hear, and ignore them when they say something different.

    (Actually, they may care about them either way, but they certainly won't tout them if they don't line-up with their preconceived ideas)
  5. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    Did you notice how they handled this shooting over Ft. Hood. Huge difference in action and talk.