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Gallup Gives NRA a 54% Approval Rating

Posted on the 28 December 2012 by Mikeb302000
Gallup Politics
Fifty-four percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, while 38% have an unfavorable opinion. The public's ratings of the NRA have fluctuated since first measured by Gallup in 1993 -- from a low of 42% favorable in 1995 to a high of 60% in 2005. 
The NRA's positions on guns and gun control legislation have received significant attention from media and politicians during the last week after the association's top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, held a press conference in the wake of the Newtown school shooting. LaPierre denounced the idea of additional gun control legislation and instead called for armed guards in the nation's schools. The press conference came midway through the field period of this Dec. 19-22 USA Today/Gallup poll.
I find this as hard to believe as the absurd claim that concealed carry permit holders are far safer than the general public.
What's your explanation?  Part of it is the timing. The survey was already underway when Wayne broke the NRAs silence, but there must be more to it.
What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

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