With the president’s approval hovering in the low-to-mid 30% range, and Congress’s in the single digits, it is good to see that the majority of the American people support at least one institution: The NRA. Rasmussen Reports says that 56% of Americans have a favorable view of the NRA.
Political Lore also says that even with the high approval, a relatively small percentage would have their votes swayed by an NRA endorsement of McCain. I don’t think that this is necessarily an indication of little political power, but that people that would be influenced have already made up their minds, and the difference between the candidates on the gun issue is pretty clear. While I do look at NRA endorsements, especially on closer races, an NRA endorsement of McCain would not make a difference in this election, simply because I already plan to vote for McCain.
Hat tip Uncle