Despite all the bluster and choreographed faux outrage from our Weeper-in-Chief, it’s worth reminding everyone how much more popular the NRA remains than the impotent Obama. This despite two decades of relentless demonizing and lies about America’s premier Second Amendment group.
The National Rifle Association continues to enjoy strong favorability among most Americans despite intense criticism from Democrats amid the 2016 presidential race.
Nearly six in 10 Americans, 58 percent, say they have a favorable view of the NRA, while 35 percent hold an unfavorable one, according to the latest Gallup poll released Thursday.
That’s mostly in line with views about the group over the past decade. Positive views about the NRA ticked down to 54 percent in 2012 after the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting.
The NRA’s highest ratings were recorded in 2005, when 60 percent of Americans had a favorable view of the group. Its lowest was a decade earlier, at 42 percent.
Views about the NRA are split in terms of party ideology, with 77 percent of conservative respondents holding a favorable view and 65 percent of liberals holding an unfavorable one.
To be fair, Obama’s approval has ticked up slightly since we first noted this, probably as a result of him being on vacation. His latest whining about guns will probably drive that down again. Now he’s threatening members of his own party that don’t support his gun confiscation efforts. Just pathetic.