Readers of this blog will know I don’t go in much for the delusion that the particular sociopaths in power in D.C. make a difference. Really, how much better off would YOU be if the thugs in the red shirts had won the last election?
Still, I am amazed at this Gallup poll that states that if I had 100 people in a room, 39 of them would think Obama is doing a a good job. Maybe all those sanguine drones move in different social circles than me, but I would be hard pressed to name a handful … let alone 4 out of every 10 folks I know… that have the Goebbels “O” sticker on their carbon-efficient cars, or bike helmets.
More disturbing is the chance that 39% of all folks in the Gallup survey are so profoundly disoriented, but that is another screed … GE.
A clear societal change took place regarding gun ownership in the early 1990s, when the percentage of Americans saying there was a gun in their home or on their property dropped from the low to mid-50s into the low to mid-40s and remained at that level for the next 15 years. Whether this reflected a true decline in gun ownership or a cultural shift in Americans’ willingness to say they had guns is unclear. However, the new data suggest that attitudes may again be changing. At 47%, reported gun ownership is the highest it has been in nearly two decades — a finding that may be related to Americans’ dampened support for gun-control laws. However, to ensure that this year’s increase reflects a meaningful rebound in reported gun ownership, it will be important to see whether the uptick continues in future polling.