THE NRA IS MORE POPULAR THAN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA …
How about this, after all the negative publicity brought on by the liberal MSM and Barack Obama calling for a war on the NRA, a funny thing happened on the way to the popularity polls. According to the latest Gallup poll, the NRA actually has a higher popularity rating that does President Barack Obama, 54% to 53%. The survey was taken after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings that saw 26 individuals murdered, including 20 children, at the hands of a mad man. As pointed out by Newsbusters, the article by Frank Newport, the Gallup poll, which was conducted Dec. 19-22, showed that only 38% of those surveyed have an unfavorable opinion of the NRA, while Obama’s disapproval rating is three points higher at 41%.
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.