January 21, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Cable, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Gun Control, Guns, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Music, NRA, Progressives, Regulation, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
With polls showing that our Second Amendment is still nearly as popular as ever, one is tempted to think that our guns are safe, for now. A new poll, for instance, even shows that the National Rifle Association is more popular than Hollywood.
The new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that even after the crime at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut ratings for the NRA did not much stray from the 41 percent approval it has enjoyed since 2011.
On the other hand, only 24 percent of respondents had a positive view of the entertainment industry.
That isn’t the only good news for the NRA. “The NRA also got some positive reflections elsewhere,” said Washington Times reporter Jennifer Harper on Thursday.
“A new CNN/Time/ORC survey conducted in mid-January found that nearly half of Americans–48 percent–’agree with the positions’ of the group. Seventy two percent of Republicans and 28 percent of Democrats agreed,” Harper wrote.
Polls by Gallup tend to agree that the NRA’s standing with the American public hasn’t much changed even after the Colorado theater shooting and the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Finally, another Gallup poll from December found that, similar to the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the NRA is also more popular than the media.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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