NRA Favorable Rating Remains High After Tragedy – National Poll
NRA Favorable Ratings 40% Higher than Unfavorable Ratings
With calls for more gun restrictions after the Newtown shooting tragedy filling the airwaves in recent days, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has come under increasing blame for their part in contributing to gun violence. However, in a recent poll of US citizens conducted by leading pollster Gallup, Inc. the NRA still retains a favorable rating more than 40% higher than its unfavorable rating. From Gallup:
Fifty-four percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, while 38% have an unfavorable opinion. The public’s ratings of the NRA have fluctuated since first measured by Gallup in 1993 — from a low of 42% favorable in 1995 to a high of 60% in 2005.
The opinions regarding the NRA are highly politicized as the favorability ratings of the organization are correlated to identified political party support, whereby Republicans tend to favor the NRA, while Democrats do not.
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