NRA: More Popular Than Obama?

At time of this blog posting, Obama's latest three-day rolling job approval rating on was 53 percent, while 41 percent disapprove. Susan Jones of notes the National Rifle Association has a higher rating (margin of error not included): 

"Fifty-four percent of Americans said they have a favorable opinion of the NRA, while 38 percent have an unfavorable opinion, according to a USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted Dec. 19-22."

Jones added the public's opinion of the NRA has fluctuated in the years since Gallup began measuring it in 1993, from a low of 42 percent favorable in 1995 to a high of 60 percent favorable in 2005.

The NRA's press conference came midway through the field period of this December 19-22 poll. Liberals might say that the NRA looked worse after that, or you could argue that the field period was hot on the heels of the Newtown massacre.


Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis