Just in time for Jesus’ birthday celebrations, Quinnipiac University pollsters asked their survey sample if the “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays” debate was a real issue or “made up for political purposes.” Seventy-six percent consider the Xmas salutation kerfuffle B.S. So now you know. And then they turned to guns, obviously . . .
If you were wondering why Democrats kick their civilian disarmament agenda into high gear whenever there’s a headline-grabbing firearms-related spree killing or terrorist attack, there’s your answer.
Dems are more worried about mass shootings than Republicans by a margin of 48 to 28 percent.
The gender gap is pretty clear here, too. Women are more worried about mass shootings than men by a margin of 45 to 29 percent. Which would make Mayor Bloomberg’s purchase of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America a smart move, strategy-wise.
That said, the gun control demanding Moms are just as lily white as NRA members. And the Quinnipiac poll shows that Hispanics and Blacks are far and away the group most worried about mass shootings. We’re talking 59 and 58 percent, vs. 30 percent of self-identifying caucasians.
Maybe these mostly urban-dwelling groups consider drive-bys and other gangland exchanges of gunfire “mass shootings.” Or maybe the race-motivated Charleston church massacre had a significant impact on the black and perhaps hispanic community. Your thoughts?