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  •  1. "This same polls shows only 56%... (8+ / 0-)

    ...support for some of Obama's measures - that leaves at least 44% who oppose."

    If you read the poll, you'll see that only 39% and 40% oppose these measures, not "at least" 44%.

    Did you notice that I wrote:

    But, there's a caveat. National polling papers over the fact that congressional elections are by districts, and in some suburban districts Democratic politicians may still have reason to be scared of the NRA if they—and we who support more gun restrictions—don't repeatedly make clear exactly how extremist and out of step with the majority the gun lobby is.
    What loses us the gun "debate" is conceding the field to the propagandists of the NRA and other groups.

    As for the background check not having a chance of passing the Senate? Based on what evidence? Even conservative Democrat Joe Manchin backs it, and he's an NRA member.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 10:30:55 AM PST

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