In the wake of a recent mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was quick to respond. Instead of rebuking the gunman’s heinous act, however, she used her platform to vilify the completely unrelated lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association.
As it turns out, Gallup conducted a poll the very same week. Respondents were asked, as in every year since 1989, whether they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the NRA.
Despite Clinton’s attacks – and those of other prominent anti-gun leftists – just days prior, 58 percent of those polled said they view the organization favorable. More than a quarter of all respondents qualified that they have a “very favorable” opinion.
Though not an all-time high, the poll does show the NRA’s highest favorability rating since in a decade.