Obama’s tears, town hall, and gun control talking points have assaulted the news and social media this week, but is he reaching voters?
It is… but not in the way he hoped.
A Rasmussen Poll released this morning shows that most Americans oppose Obama’s latest march against the Second Amendment. 58% of likely U.S. voters say the government should only do what the president and Congress agree on when it comes to gun control.
The poll also found that only 21% think the president’s new executive order further extending federal government oversight of gun sales will reduce the number of mass shootings in America while 59% say the additional oversight will not reduce the number of these shootings. 20% of voters responded “not sure” to the question.
Rasmussen also polled likely voters on whether or not there is a need the for gun control in America and reports finding 45% responding they believe the United States needs stricter gun control laws, while 50% disagreed and 5% was “not sure”.
One thing is for sure, the more Obama talks about gun control, the more gun sales, concealed carry permit applications, and support for gun rights continue to soar.