They’re confused in Nevada. Or are they? Here’s the first paragraph from 8 News Now:
A majority of Nevadans say it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own any gun they desire than to control gun ownership but a larger majority favor a nationwide ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons, according to an 8 News Now poll released Monday.
Turns out that men and Republicans believe in the right to own any gun. Women and Democrats favor a ban on so-called “assault weapons.”
Especially scary was that 71% of those polled favored state-wide gun registration.
The demographics of those polled is given at the end. The very last sentence of the story reveals the reason for the conflicting results:
The political party affiliation was 40 percent Democrat, 31 percent independent and 29 percent Republican.
Talk about under-sampling Republicans! You can make a poll show almost anything that fits your agenda.
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