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New MAIG Polls

MAIG sure does love themselves polls. The latest from the Mayors group is being spun favorably, but I think it doesn’t really look all that good for them, mostly because polls don’t matter worth crap in politics. Polls show you what a person is willing to tell a pollster. They don’t give indication of where passion is.

The goal in all this polling is to put themselves in the mainstream on this issue and to put NRA on the outside of the mainstream. The goal is to get mainstream gun owners to stop listening to NRA and start listening to them. This is the only way they’ve been able to win in the past. We’ve done a good job getting more gun owners on board and educating them on Second Amendment issues as a general concept, as the poor showing for gun and magazines bans in this poll show, but we still have a lot of work to do in regards to educating them on what these specific MAIG proposals mean for them.

4 Responses to “New MAIG Polls”

  1. Pat says:

    “When it comes to tightening gun laws in the wake of the January 2011 Tucson/April 2007
    Virginia Tech shooting, do you think Arizona’s/Virginia’s state government has done…”

    If thats not push-polling, I’m Hillary Clinton.

  2. Tom says:

    Wow, that was my first thought too! If “guns, guns, guns, blah blah, your grandmother, guns, guns, guns, babies, blah blah, your children, guns guns…” Hmmm, what should we do?

  3. Dannytheman says:

    Missing in the poll questioning was, “are you aware there are over 20,000 gun laws on the books across the United States?”
    Then ask if people want more gun laws.

    I find that most people do not know the gun laws of their state or nation. I would like the NRA to do less scar tactics and more education on the conflicts of law.

  4. Carl from Chicago says:

    The “best response” winner is Philip Van Cleave of the Virginia Citizens Defense League.

    “The survey is so slanted as to be laughable. The real survey you need has been out there for a while: Those pushing gun control in Virginia haven’t done very well. None, not a single one, of the gun-control bills survived, while 10 pro-gun bills are headed to the governor’s desk. How’s that for a survey?”

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