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Old 01-24-2013, 07:57 AM  
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A majority of Americans are extremist gun-grabbers who hate freedom.

So says WaPo/ABC poll:

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Overall, 53 percent of the public carries a favorable impression of Obama’s proposals while 41 percent are opposed.

While the poll represents a first reaction to the president’s plan, views on it are surprisingly hardened already. Almost seven in 10 give the plan “strongly” favorable (38 percent) or strongly unfavorable ratings (31 percent).

And, partisans have closed ranks. Fully 76 percent of Democrats rate Obama’s proposals favorably, while nearly as many Republicans say the opposite (72 percent). Independents tilt positively toward the newly announced restrictions: 51 percent favorable and 44 percent unfavorable.

By contrast, a separate Post-ABC poll conducted before Obama’s announcement found Republicans overwhelmingly supporting — or no worse than evenly divided — on four central Obama proposals. Nearly nine in 10 Republicans in that survey supported requiring background checks at gun shows, 65 percent supported adding armed guards in schools and 59 percent supported a ban on high-capacity clips. Republicans’ least-liked current proposal — banning assault weapons — was opposed by a modest 51 to 45 percent margin.

One potential reason for Republicans’ rejection of the new proposals is principle. Obama unveiled a broad slate of new gun restrictions, and the vast majority of Republicans oppose stricter gun control laws (in general), according to a December Post-ABC poll. While polls found Republicans are open to specific gun control measures, they may be less open to a comprehensive approach.

Another possibility? It’s Obama.

Republicans’ sharp negative reaction to Obama’s gun control proposals symbolizes a paradox of presidential leadership in a hyper-partisan era.
And so says a particularly striking Gallup poll:

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Given the chance to vote 'for' or 'against' each of nine key proposals included in President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence, Americans back all nine.
This is what you guys were saying all through the healthcare debate, right? That Obama was trying to impose something that Americans didn't want?

Well he is riding a wave of public opinion, now, if he wasn't already on this subject.

It's become a winner.







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Old 01-24-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:07 AM   #3
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:18 AM   #4
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:19 AM   #5
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and when the majority were gainst Obamacare, WTF were you with thos polls???
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:20 AM   #6
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**** it, let's split the country completely in half. That's exactly what he's doing, just like Bush did.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:24 AM   #7
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #8
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and when the majority were gainst Obamacare, WTF were you with thos polls???
I don't believe polls should dictate policy. (i.e. I've never made the argument that because a majority are against X policy, it should not be done.)

They just make it a lot more favorable for policy.
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I don't believe polls should dictate policy.

They just make it a lot more favorable for policy.
Nice backtrack, jackoff
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**** it, let's split the country completely in half. That's exactly what he's doing, just like Bush did.
Did you read the first quote-box in the OP?

Republicans favored all of these measures until Obama proposed them.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:39 AM   #11
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Republicans favored all of these measures until Obama proposed them.


IT has lost its mind
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #12
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Did you read the first quote-box in the OP?

Republicans favored all of these measures until Obama proposed them.
Based on an ABC poll????

You're such a ****ing tard anymore
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Nice backtrack, jackoff
Backtrack from what, exactly?
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Did you read the first quote-box in the OP?

Republicans favored all of these measures until Obama proposed them.



There is no reason to talk to you on this subject. You are a waste.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:41 AM   #15
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Did you read the first quote-box in the OP?

Republicans favored all of these measures until Obama proposed them.
It needs to lay off the Chinese pipe.
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