We’ve been hearing a lot about this subject in the last few weeks. Among the list of the “enemies” that Hillary Clinton is most proud of having made, the National Rifle Association is right near the top of the list. This led one of her prominent supporters to declare that the demise of the organization was not only at hand, but it was inevitable. But before they begin ordering funeral wreaths for the NRA they might want to take a quick peek at how the rest of the nation is feeling about it. (Fox News)
A new poll shows The National Rifle Association is more popular than the Democratic party’s two most prominent members, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
According to the Gallup Poll, 58 percent of Americans surveyed said they have a favorable view of the gun rights group, while 35 percent said they have an unfavorable view.
“In a year plagued with mass shootings, including a recent tragedy at a community college in Oregon, there has been a national debate as to whether the NRA, with its ardent support for gun rights, is somehow complicit in these shootings,” Gallup points out.
“Gallup’s survey shows that, even after shootings nationwide, Americans overall still have a favorable opinion of the NRA, as they typically have, suggesting that the public may not be specifically blaming the organization for the crimes of those who commit mass shootings.”
Even the media seems to be a bit confused about this. Suggesting? Is it really so shocking to think that rank and file citizens don’t blame a gun rights and gun safety training organization for the actions of a handful of madmen? Here’s a quick clue for the strategists in Hillary’s camp. The NRA broke the five million member mark in 2013 and that was after the Newtown shooting. And even people who aren’t paid members see the group in a favorable light.
58% may not sound like the biggest number in the world, but these days it’s remarkable to find more than 50% of the country giving a thumbs up to anything. And when you compare it to Hillary’s anemic 39% approval rating the picture begins to come clear.
In terms of Democrats fighting them, the NRA is a beast which only gets stronger the more you try to beat it down. They have some of the most vocal followers in the country and they raise massive amounts of money. That’s for a reason. People don’t like having their fundamental rights threatened and that becomes particularly urgent when the person doing the threatening is in the running to take over the country. So you keep on fighting the NRA and making them your enemy, Hillary. This strategy should work out brilliantly.