Sen. Murphy recently issued a report to convince members of Congress the NRA’s political strength is overrated, and a poll released Tuesday shows he might be right. Democratic-leaning pollster Public Policy Polling released findings Tuesday showing a plurality of Americans are less likely to vote for a candidate supported by the NRA.
39 percent said they were less likely to vote for an NRA-endorsed candidate, whereas 26 percent said they would be more likely to. 32 percent said it would not make a difference. Democrats pay more attention to who the NRA supports: 43 percent of people who voted for Romney in 2012 said NRA support is not a factor in choosing candidates, whereas only 25 percent of Obama voters felt the same way.
The poll also found 51 percent of Americans support an assault weapons ban and 53 percent support Congress passing stricter gun laws.