Despite Obama’s best efforts to exploit the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School for his political agenda, the public is starting to see through his maneuver.
Polls show that the support for Mr. Obama’s gun-control wishlist is falling. Even so, the polls continue to be skewed in a way that gives the false impression of a higher approval than really exists.
A CNN poll conducted this month found a shift upward in Americans who believe there should be no restrictions on gun ownership. Immediately after the Newtown shooting in December, 13 percent said there should be no restrictions. That number has gone up to 17 percent by mid-March, which is the highest number since the CNN/USA Today polling started asking in 1993.
On the flip side, those who want major restrictions on gun ownership fell from 37 percent in December to 31 percent now. The people called in this survey skew left with 33 percent Democrats, 25 percent Republicans and 43 percent independents.