U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A new Quinnipiac University poll released this week had an embarrassing revelation for U.S. Democrats, which might reinforce suspicions about why so many identifying with that party want more gun control, and some have even suggested joining the National Rifle Association should be a crime.
According to Quinnipiac, “As the world witnesses what is happening to Ukraine, Americans were asked what they would do if they were in the same position as Ukrainians are now: stay and fight or leave the country? A majority (55 percent) say they would stay and fight, while 38 percent say they would leave the country.”
However, the survey breaks down the numbers by party affiliation: “Republicans say 68 – 25 percent and independents say 57 – 36 percent they would stay and fight, while Democrats say 52 – 40 percent they would leave the country.” In a bygone era, people might have resorted to calling them “fraidy cats.”
Early last month, Rasmussen released a survey showing 63 percent of Democrats “believe the United States needs stricter gun control laws.” On the other hand, 69 percent of Republicans and 53 percent of Independents said the U.S. doesn’t need stricter gun laws, the poll revealed.
Back in March 2021, a different Rasmussen survey found an alarming 40 percent of Democrat voters “favor repealing the Second Amendment.” A look around the country will find Democrats responsible for virtually all of the gun control legislation being considered by state legislatures. In Washington, as reported earlier, Democrats just shoved through a ban on so-called “large capacity” ammunition magazines, while in Virginia, the new Republican majority in the House of Delegates is trying to undo some of the extremist gun control measures adopted in 2020 after Democrats took control.
By no great surprise, the Rasmussen report also noted, “Among Republicans, 72% oppose repealing the Second Amendment, as do 70% of voters not affiliated with either major party.” Overall in that survey, “76% of Likely U.S. Voters say the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of an average citizen to own a gun. Only 16% disagree, while 8% say they’re not sure,” which suggests there is a need for further education about constitutional rights, and particularly the importance of Second Amendment protections.
Perhaps that lesson is being witnessed in southeastern Europe every day on the news, where one can view Ukrainian citizens being issued arms to defend against the Russian invaders.
Covering the Quinnipiac poll, WND News wrote unsympathetically, “If the United States were to be invaded as Ukraine was, by Russia just two weeks ago, 55% of Americans would stay and fight…But those mostly would be Republicans and independents, because a majority of the Democrats responding to a new poll say they’d cut and run.”
That’s hardly the sort of thing Democrats—who face a potential drubbing in this fall’s midterm elections over everything from gasoline prices to gun rights—want to see in print, especially this far out from an election. It amounts to seven more months during which voters will have plenty of time to rethink their choices made in 2020, and decide to change course, considering the economic and social chaos currently unfolding with no end in sight.
(A new Rasmussen survey released Wednesday, March 9 noted, “Fifty-four percent of voters believe it is likely cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 33% who say it’s Very Likely. Forty percent (40%) don’t think it’s likely the election was affected by cheating.”)
The Quinnipiac report made another observation which too many people have been avoiding: “Half of Americans (50 percent) compare Vladimir Putin’s actions against Ukraine to Adolph Hitler’s actions against Austria and Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of World War II, while 31 percent say that comparison is too strong, and 18 percent say they don’t know enough about that history.”
Another worthy note from the Quinnipiac report: “For his overall job approval, Americans give Biden a negative 38 – 51 percent job approval rating with 11 percent not offering an opinion. This compares to a negative 37 – 52 percent job approval rating a week ago.”
Not surprisingly, Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking poll for March 9 shows 41 percent of likely voters approving of Biden’s job performance, while 57 percent disapprove. This includes 22 percent who “strongly approve” and 48 percent who “strongly disapprove,” a more than 2-to-1 margin.
In addition to being identified as the “party of gun prohibition,” Democrats might now face a secondary identity as the “party cut-and-run.”
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