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Fox News poll: Most Americans more likely to vote against politicians who oppose background checks

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As I’ve said here on numerous occasions, the public opinion polls commissioned by Fox News generally are trustworthy, no matter the network’s notorious bias in reporting the news.

The latest Fox poll is a GOOD EXAMPLE:

When an expansion of background checks for guns failed to pass the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, the president urged his supporters to vote background-check opponents out of office.

The new poll, released Tuesday, finds voters may heed the president’s call.

Some 61 percent say they would be less likely to support a candidate who voted against expanding background checks.  That’s far greater than the 23 percent who are more likely to support such a candidate.

And, conversely, backing the measure could help a candidate:  68 percent say they are more likely to support a candidate who voted in favor of expanding background checks.

Even 60 percent of those living in a gun-owner household say they are more likely to support a candidate who voted for expanded background checks.

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  1. The poll also said this:

    “Sixty-nine percent say if they were in a situation similar to Bostonians, they would want a gun in their house.

    That includes a large 88-percent majority of those in gun-owner households, as well as 50 percent of those in non-gun homes.”

  2. And this:

    “More than three times as many people think working on the deficit (17 percent) is the top priority facing the nation than think gun control is (5 percent). “

  3. Milton Waddams

    A more fitting headline would be: “Most Americans more likely to vote against politicians who oppose background checks, however most Americans don’t vote, except for the one office that doesn’t really matter much.”

  4. 0 percent of those bostonians need a gun that day. They needed to stay inside and let the people trained to use guns do their job. Everything turned out ok didn’t it? By the way did the cop they killed that night have a gun? hmmm

    I talked to an older gun friend of mine. He was against the expanding of background checks. Turns out when he got his gun card he didn’t say anything about a felony he picked up as a kid. He is worried with tighter security he will lose his gun card.

  5. Congress needs to come back with a stronger bill and voters need to retire those heavily subsidized by the NRA.

  6. Brian Opsahl

    The NRA owns the Republican party you will have to ask them…lol

  7. Craig Knauss

    As doc noted, “Sixty-nine percent say if they were in a situation similar to Bostonians, they would want a gun in their house.

    That includes a large 88-percent majority of those in gun-owner households, as well as 50 percent of those in non-gun homes.”

    Where I live, I suspect it is 100% of those in gun-owner households. And probably 75% of households have guns. Why? “For protection.” However, almost none of them has ever needed a gun for protection, and very few of them know anyone who has. And a lot of them have assault rifles to protect themselves “from tyranny”. And you’d be surprised to see how many of them think they can legally shoot someone in their yard for stealing garden trolls. And then they complain about “mentally ill” people buying guns. Ironic, isn’t it?

  8. This is totally off topic, but I figured the Rockfordians would find this piece from the Madison newspaper interesting.

    http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/writers/paul_fanlund/madison-s-miserable-neighbor-a-trip-back-to-rockford/article_1944ef1c-a7d0-5c88-92c8-0b958b14bc4c.html

  9. doc, my family wanted to go to marias a couple weeks ago. I told them I’m not into getting shot and robbed. They said no worries. The mob doesn’t allow any of that near marias.

  10. I always enjoyed Maria’s, the food was great. I thought it was hilarious that they would lock their doors when they wanted to close and absolutely not let anyone new in the door. apparently they are confident of their business plan.

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