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.