By Greg Campbell
Though President Obama continually touts the support of America in his crusade against gun rights, he may be doing so on mere speculation as polls released on Friday indicate that Americans are dissatisfied with his new gun control proposals.
Gallup released a new poll with Obama plunging below the 50% mark. While TPNN recently reported that Obama enjoyed a 53% favorable rating, his numbers have crashed to 49% amidst his vehement crusade for stricter gun control laws.
As Obama suffers the decline, the latest Gallup polls show a 54% approval rating of the NRA.
While Obama’s approval rating is not entirely tied to gun control issues, it has remained at the forefront of national discussion and Obama has recently unveiled 23 executive orders he signed that he has claimed will help curb gun violence.
Obama’s slump comes after a brief surge from having secured higher taxes in the fiscal cliff negotiations while not submitting to any meaningful spending cuts- a victory for the left who have advocated continual government spending.
Meanwhile, while President Obama and other leading liberals have questioned why anyone would need, what they call, “weapons of war” and “assault weapons,” according to Rasmussen Polls, 65% of Americans view the Second Amendment protection of individual firearm ownership to not be merely a sporting consideration, but to be a protection against tyranny.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults think the purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure that people are able to protect themselves from tyranny. Only 17% disagree, while another 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Not surprisingly, 72% of those with a gun in their family regard the Second Amendment as a protection against tyranny. However, even a majority (57%) of those without a gun in their home hold that view.
Many gun control advocates talk of the right to gun ownership as relating to hunting and recreational uses only.
While there are often wide partisan differences of opinion on gun-related issues, even 54% of Democrats agree with 75% of Republicans and 68% of those not affiliated with either major party that the right to own a gun is to ensure such freedom.”
Furthermore, 74% of Americans asked view the Constitution as guaranteeing the right of the average citizen to own a gun while only 17% disagree. 66% believe that there is too much government power and too little individual freedom and 60% feel that the federal government today does not have the consent of the governed.
With stark numbers like these, it is easy to see why previously-mothballed issues like nullification of unconstitutional federal laws have seen a dramatic resurgence in recent months and why grassroots conservatism continues to grow as Americans look to express their dissatisfaction with the expanding federal government.