Bloomberg’s The Trace is touting a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll that shows a lot of voters rank Gun Policy very high on their list of concerns. From Bloomberg’s propaganda wing:
The survey indicates that Republicans’ traditional turnout advantage on the gun issue may have eroded:Â 16 percent of both GOP and Democratic voters ranked gun policy as their most important issue, along with 15 percent of independent voters.
Actually, if you read the poll, GOP voters rank 17%, with Independents ranking 13%. It’s an awful stretch to assume that this means gun control is ascendent. What they are hoping is that people just assume those are gun control votes. We know there are still some Dems who care about gun rights, and I’d be very surprised if most of those independent numbers are votes for gun control.
Gun Policy is very important to me too, and I’d tell a pollster that if asked.