Saturday, December 01, 2012

Gun Lobby Spending Ineffective

from Friday's inbox:

Today, the Center for America Progress Action Fund released the findings of a new bipartisan poll by Mayors Against Illegal Guns that shows that despite pumping nearly $12 million into the election, the gun lobby failed to make an impact in swing states like Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia. 
“Voter support of gun control laws is an under-recognized reality that ought to shape the legislative agenda of the coming years. The constituents have spoken—and the time for common-sense gun control laws is now,” said Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President of External Affairs at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
The poll, conducted by Republican polling firm Chesapeake Beach Consulting and Democratic polling firm Momentum Analysis, found that the National Rifle Association did not see a return on their investment in this election because voters in Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia reject the NRA’s agenda and trust President Barack Obama to enact the gun law reforms they strongly support.

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