Posted by Curt on 9 May, 2013 at 4:34 pm. 2 comments already!


Allahpundit @ Hot Air:

Not the first poll this week to show Republicans suddenly ahead of The One on guns, either. The latest NYT/CBS poll had them up 44/41 when respondents were asked who they trusted more to make the right decisions on gun control.


Those numbers were significant because they showed a reversal in public opinion. Here’s Pew’s data, which, interestingly, shows no real reversal. (The difference between O and the GOP has been, and remains, within the margin of error.) Is that more or less significant than the Times’s numbers?


The needle’s bounced around over the last few years on immigration, but on gun control it’s steady as she goes — even at the height of Obama’s post-Newtown push for new regulations. How do you square that with the consistently heavy support for background checks in polling? My theory in last week’s post was that while the public likes the idea of a relatively minor new regulation like expanding checks, it’s very leery of O and his fellow Democrats launching some sort of broader crackdown on guns. In fact, here’s the most interesting data point from Pew’s numbers:

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(h/t Ace for title)

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