Poll-itics: Swing states swing for gun control

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File under, "Bite Me, NRA." Was that too harsh? Oh well then.

Via Politico:

Voters in key three swing states preferred President Barack Obama to Mitt Romney on gun control issues, and overwhelmingly support a number of gun control measures, according to a poll released Thursday from an advocacy group.

The survey of voters in Virginia, North Carolina and Colorado found 45 percent of voters trusted Obama on gun issues, compared with only 40 percent who trusted Romney. Obama had the largest advantage in Virginia, where he led Romney 48 percent to 39 percent. In Colorado and North Carolina, his edge was tighter: 44 percent to 40 percent and 42 percent to 41 percent.

Surprisingly, and I believe Rachel Maddow mentioned this a couple of weeks ago, the NRA's impact on Election 2012 was minimal:

Two NRA groups spent at least $12 million attacking the president and boosting Romney, according to the Sunlight Foundation.

How'd that work out for you, NRA?

Interestingly, more than 40 percent of voters in all three states said gun control was not a factor in their vote, although "64 percent of Coloradans, 74 percent of North Carolinians and 71 percent of Virginians said gun control should at least be a 'somewhat important' priority for Obama."

Background checks were also a big priority.

So what's taking so long? Must be that GOP obstruction thing.

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  • Nicholas Maudlin

    As much as I like President Obama and believe he was obviously the best man for the job:

    I did not vote for him for his record on gun "control". >_>