The latest poll shows that 62% of the American public wants the Senate to move on from gun control. Only about 33% want them to have another vote. But I thought gun control was popular? I thought 90% of Americans were demanding gun control now? Also:
Data collected since 1993 by the Pew Research Center show that Americans areÂ more closely dividedÂ on gun policy now than they were in the 1990s.
Respondents indicated 50 percent support for “gun control” and 48 percent for “gun rights” in May 2013, according to Pew. By contrast, the polling firm found 67 percent support for “gun control” and 29 percent support for “gun rights” in March 2000.
Even less popular now than it was a decade ago. That’s not a mandate for what people like Bloomberg want to do, no matter how they try to spin the polling.