Center for American Progress Action

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: New Poll Results Reveal Weak NRA Electoral Influence, Show Voters Continuing to Favor Stronger Gun Laws
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: New Poll Results Reveal Weak NRA Electoral Influence, Show Voters Continuing to Favor Stronger Gun Laws

Press Contacts

  • Katie Peters

$12 Million in National Rifle Association Spending Could Not Overcome Voter Support for Common-Sense Gun Reforms in Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a press call tomorrow to release the findings of a new bipartisan poll by Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The poll finds that despite spending nearly $12 million this election season, the National Rifle Association was not able to move the needle this November because more voters trust President Barack Obama on guns and support gun-law reforms.

Republican polling firm Chesapeake Beach Consulting and Democratic polling firm Momentum Analysis surveyed 500 people in Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia who voted in the 2012 presidential election, and they found that the gun lobby’s spending was ineffective, as was recently revealed by the Sunlight Foundation and Media Matters.

WHO:

  • Mark Glaze, Director, Mayors Against Illegal Guns
  • Bob Carpenter, Chesapeake Beach Consulting
  • Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Jesse Contario, Momentum Analysis

WHEN:

Friday, November 30, 2012
11:30 a.m. EST

DIAL IN INFORMATION:

(877) 210-8943
Conference ID: # 76709446

RSVP:

To participate on this press call, please email Katie Peters at kpeters@americanprogressaction.org.

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