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Poll: 45% Views NRA Negatively

The National Rifle Association's (NRA) popularity has declined over the last month, according to a new poll. The NRA’s approval rating has dropped by a net 10 percentage points, according to liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP). Positive views have dropped since late December, just after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Less than a week after the mass shooting, 48 percent viewed the NRA positively while 41 percent viewed the national pro-gun lobby negatively, according to PPP. But three weeks after NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre’s controversial press conference, in which he called for armed guards at the nation’s schools, the NRA is underwater in public approval, with 42 percent of respondents holding a positive opinion of the group and 45 percent with a negative perception, according to PPP/Sterling C. Beard, The Hill. More here.

Question: Do you have a positive/negative view of the National Rifle Association?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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