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February 05, 2013

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obama drone strike

What is the exact wording of the question, along with any other comments made, prior to asking about "banning assault rifles?" The reason I ask is there is a huge difference in the result for the gallup/usa today poll where Americans are opposed. Given the fact that even most of the Dems are now running away from trying to ban rifles, their own internal polling must be closer to what Gallup is showing than what PPP is showing.

Of course, Americans in polls were said to be for the AWB in 1994, but then the people who voted for it were voted out in droves. As always, it comes down to how questions are worded and what a difference that can make.

PS Why not conduct a poll seeing if Americans agree with the Obama admin's policy that any US citizen who is deemed to be a "terrorist" can be assassinated without charge or trial according to NBC News?

TBetz

"Obama drone strike": You can read the questions for yourself at the "Full results here" link above: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_National_205.pdf

They look pretty straightforward to me.


I'd like to see PPP poll the drone question, as well; judging from conversations I've been having, the results would likely have both of us being disappointed in our fellow Americans. Most "liberals" don't even seem to mind even taking out foreign children as "collateral damage" if they think it means taking out "terrorists". No matter that the drone strikes make more enemies than they kill.

Freedom_is_Maintained_By_Armed_Citizens

The issue with this poll is that there is a higher number of people polled that are against the NRA to begin with instead of the more even numbers that would show more support otherwise.

Democrats usually are against the NRA, and the numbers here show that they are against guns as well. So this isn't a NRA dislike, it's a disapproval of gun ownership, something that is a right in this country and not a privilege.

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