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Poll Shows NRA More Popular Than President Obama; As Usual, Media Ignore

by Randy Hall, NewsBusters

Despite constant hammering by the national news media, the National Rifle Association has a favorability rating of 54 percent in the latest Gallup survey, slightly higher than President Obama’s rating of 53 percent.
While those figures are within the poll’s margin of error, they show that the NRA’s popularity is in the same range as that of the Democratic president who issued 23 executive orders to accomplish goals the gun-rights group has promised to combat in “the fight of the century.”

According to an article by Frank Newport, the Gallup poll — which was conducted Dec. 19-22 — showed that only 38 percent of those surveyed have an unfavorable opinion of the NRA, while Obama’s disapproval rating is three points higher at 41 percent.

The survey, which was taken after the Sandy Hook murders on Dec. 14 and NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s anti-gun control press conference on Dec. 22,


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I like the theory that was put forth by the Ulsterman Report (ht/ BILL):

Obama Livid Over Gun Rights Backlash

“Like a spoiled brat he can’t believe he had to scrap the original speech for today’s version.”

“Like a spoiled brat he can’t believe he had to scrap the original speech for today’s version.”

Like me you were probably watching the president’s gun control speech today.  Was told this morning the presentation today was a revised version that was completed just last night after a bunch of back and forth between the White House and Senate leaders.  Guessing that would be Harry Reid mostly.  Last week the president was ready to go all in on the executive order scenario.  Confiscation was going to be in play.  Then the backlash came and it forced Obama to back off.  He didn’t want to but after Reid said it was a no go, and the NRA was preparing to go to war with the White House, the president was given a revised script and that is what we heard this morning.    You could tell too.  Obama stumbled over the words more than usual.  He didn’t have the time to prep the script like he normally does.  Probably fuming he was forced to read the new version also.

This time WE WON and OBAMA LOST.

If people want to know how to go at the administration, this is how you do it.

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  1. Death_By_Farts

    January 18th, 2013

    2 words for Obama…


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  2. Jethro

    January 18th, 2013

    If this is the case, how in the hell did he win on Nov 6?

    Oh….maybe he didn’t honestly win…

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  3. FreeMan & Sarah 30 Round Clip

    January 18th, 2013

    My new bumper sticker says “Guns On Board”

    I got pulled over twice already.

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  4. Billy Fuster

    January 18th, 2013


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  5. bitterclinger

    January 18th, 2013

    I read Ulsterman every day with a jaundiced eye. To say that “confiscation was in play” is quite a stretch. There are leftists from red states, like Begich in Alaska who don’t want to hear about gun bans.

    Don’t get me wrong. UM is highly entertaining, but I picture the blogger typing screenplays when he needs hits.

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  6. jeckelmyhyde

    January 18th, 2013

    I have always considered Andrew Breitbarts get in thier faces approach to dealing with the left to the cowtowing that is done by the likes of the institutional publicans such as Boehner, O’connell and Graham. The NRA and the American People took the bull by the horns and deserve much KUDOS. The publicans on the other hand were no where to be found, with the exception of Cruz and Rubio, and the fatass govenor from New Jersey can kiss my ass.

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  7. IMPEACH Obama

    January 18th, 2013

    The NRA would be more popular than Ojackass BY FAR, if they had the US Treasury at their disposal to give out lots of free stuff

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  8. norman einstein

    January 18th, 2013

    Great article. Thanks, Claudia!
    In general, I think Ulsterman’s blog is hugely underappreciated.

    To me it was obvious that this was what happened. That speech was so lame, you just KNEW it had been hugely watered down, in spite of all tough talk coming out of the usual suspects.

    Once again, I’m grateful for Matt Drudge, who made a HUGE deal of all the new NRA members plus the record-breaking gun/ammo sales.

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  9. Anonymous

    January 18th, 2013

    The Ulsterman Report? Seriously?

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  10. B. Hussein Obama

    January 18th, 2013

    Y’all just wait …

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  11. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 18th, 2013

    0bama is up to 53%? How did that happen? Oh yeah, the same way he got 60 million votes to Romney’s 58 million.

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