From the Second Amendment Foundation . . .
The Second Amendment Foundation today pointed to a new Morning Consult/Politico survey finding that the public trusts Republicans more than Democrats on gun policy as an acknowledgement that Americans are rejecting the Democrats’ radical gun control agenda.
The survey of almost 2,000 registered voters was conducted Nov. 5-7 and revealed that in the top five areas of concern—national security, the economy, gun policy, immigration and jobs—polling results show Democrats trailing.
“These survey results are revealing, especially on firearms policies,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “After years of failed gun control policies, the public has finally concluded that Democrats have only worked to disarm law-abiding citizens and make us more vulnerable to criminal attack. Policies advertised as keeping guns out of the hands of criminals have actually only been tough on their intended victims.
“The survey found that 46 percent of all American voters think Republicans do a better job on gun policy, while 39 percent still cling to the notion Democrats have the right approach, but a significant 15 percent are still in the middle,” he continued. “When the survey numbers focus on important suburban voters, the numbers get even worse. Forty-seven percent of voters in the suburbs believe Republicans are better on gun policy, while only 37 percent support Democrat schemes, and 16 percent remain undecided.
“The ten percent margin in the suburbs is extremely important for the upcoming 2022 midterm elections,” Gottlieb said. “That is where almost all the swing congressional districts are. This could cost the Democrats between 40 and 60 seats in the House.”
SAF has run more than 1,000 national TV spots on over 24 cable networks, along with radio advertising and millions of impressions on the Internet have helped educate the public on gun policy and the survey reflects the impact.
Gottlieb pointed to the election results in Virginia, which signaled a “new direction in the Old Dominion.” Commonwealth voters filled all statewide offices with Republicans, and put the House back in GOP control following two disastrous years.
“I anticipate Virginia gun owners will press the new administration and legislative majority to quickly undo the policies adopted by Ralph Northam and his cronies in 2020,” Gottlieb predicted. “Those policies, specifically the destruction of state preemption which guarantees uniformity of gun laws statewide, and the one-handgun-per-month purchase restriction, penalize honest citizens and do nothing to reduce violent crime.
“Democrats may have forgotten that right to keep and bear arms is protected by the Constitution,” he concluded. “Rights are not up to a public vote, but people who attempt to infringe on those rights certainly are. Voters made that clear in Virginia and are poised to do it again in November 2022.”
I disagree with Gottlieb’s assessment of the “poll”:
I doubt very many Americans TRUST either party to uphold any of their God-given rights, but if one must make a choice (and we must if we have a modicum of intelligence), it’s usuallly better to side with the Republicans than the dems, particularly in light of the type of people trying to primary out entrenched, elitist republicrats.
Alan G. should know better by now than to use the word “trust” in dealing with any political party.
Alan Gottlieb has the stage and yet polls show really nothing positive going on in areas where democRat lies remain effective. The only thing the poll confirms is too many people are politically inept useful idiots.
I.E…Next nitwits who fall for demoCrap will want Vivaldi’s Four Seasons masterpiece to be called, “climate change.”
Thank you Craig. I was going to say the same thing. I don’t actually “trust” the Republicans, but I know very well that the Dems are not to be trusted. The only thing the Democrat party can be trusted to do, is to lie to everyone.
Apparently the public prefers loose voting regulations, secret indoctrination and rape cover ups in schools along with lower test scores, and skyrocketing energy costs. Meanwhile American citizens are suffering due to the current economic, national security, immigration, and jobs policies. Look at the main priority of trusting Democrats. No one is being harmed by climate change. People are dying from suicides, drug overdoses, and violent crime. Spending 20 trillion to stop the climate from warming one-half of a degree in 80 years isn’t going to save a single person. It WILL kill multiple people from poverty and despair from the insane spending and energy policies.
The only policies the current administration and congress are laser focused on is spending as much as possible while they still can. This is only made possible by the constantly lying media.
“Politico” long ago established themselves as marxist demtard hacks. Their “polls” are skewed at least 10pt to the left.
Recent, more honest polling, also established that even demtards don’t GAS about “climate change”. It’s a marxist propaganda (weaponized to be sure).
^^^^^ THIS RIGHT HERE ^^^^^
You think the MSM suddenly becomes not “fake” because it’s a poll?
….after Joe Biden, a long-time gun-grabber, lands in the White House, and promises to put Beto “Yes, we’ll take your guns” in charge of gun policy, the Republicans are only up 7 points on this issue.
This is more than a little concerning.
On regaining Virginia, that was mostly the result of a grassroots effort to train and certify Republican, Libertarian, and Independent poll watchers. Then another massive effort to get them out there to do the watching. Virginia was taken back because elections were taken back.
Support for Stricter Gun Control at Lowest Point Since 2014
Stipulate that Gallup has a ZERO for accuracy. Full on marxist prog propaganda organization.
Further evidence of the collapse of the demtard party. Their overreach was totally predictable. Sen Tom Cotton totally correct “Biden Has Surrounded Himself with a ‘Team of Incompetents’ — ‘Ideological and Arrogant'”
Well, of course. When voting democrats are raped, robbed, carjacked, and even murdered, and are told the police can’t be bothered to show up – those democrats are going to buy a gun and take care of business.
I want to see more dems figuring out the facts of life. Maybe we need to empty more jails?
A 2000 person survey dont mean much.
It ain’t shit. It ain’t got one possum in it.
Considering the opposition, yeah we “trust” the GOP more, but that ain’t saying much.
The only poll that really counts is on Election Day.
This is definitely a cool topic for discussion and of course I have something to add to the words of the author. I think most people know that 95% of the weapons used in the US during mass shootings can be legally purchased in Canada. I learned about this from the article https://faze.ca/gun-control-canada-vs-usa/ which covers the topic of firearms control in Canada versus the United States. Since there is little government involvement in gun laws in every state, the state government decides which rules suit its people.