NPR Has Another Poll

Progressive radio’s flagship National Public Radio has released a poll purporting to show that support for gun control is up post the Parkland High School Shooting.

Such polls are designed to push gun bans, so early polls serve their intended purpose. But past experience shows that a high percentage of Americans will deny gun ownership when they have a closet full of guns.

Taht effect lasts a minimum of six months, and much longer if there is a threat of gun control or gun confiscation present. It can take 36 months to return to normalcy, making the only reliable poll election results. And even that is not completely reliable, since the results of last year’s Alabama elections show smear campaigns work, and Virginia showed elections can be bought.

So the best thing to do with NPR polling and political content is to change stations.


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6 Responses to NPR Has Another Poll

  1. wuchang says:

    Did NPR publish the question(s) asked in the poll and describe the demographic makeup of the sample?? ie age, sex, income, education etc??

    Did NPR publish the geographic make up of the sample? I’m sure they would get a different answer if they asked a union guy in Kansas City versus a Harvard student looking for a safe space.

    Just sayin

  2. Stranger says:

    Morning, Wu Chang, thanks for the reminder to do what much more pressing concerns made me omit when I composed that post. The kidney stone passed, and when I catch up on lost sleep I will be back to speed.

    On the source of the NPR “Poll,” I have been unable to find a name for the polling organization or the critical details on the poll. So far as I can actually determine the piece is a story, in all the senses of the word, with no foundation for an argument on aany but historical grounds.


  3. wuchang says:

    Passing a kidney stone trumps most anything else in life and ranks up there with gout and vertigo as things I do not wish on another human being no matter who they are

    No problems on the poll background– it has been long suspected that NPR and some other media outlets could save money on polling and just make up their results.

  4. Stranger says:

    We all have our burdens to bear, and mine is being a “stone former since the age of nine. Gall bladder surgery was something the Catholics got last rites before, so I wound up taking a serving spoong of ox gall twice a day until the stone passed. Since then I have had bladder and kidney stones, as well as salivary calculi. Thank goodness today’s sufferers can get it all fixed and go home the same day.

    A female friend says gall stones hurt as badly as childbirth, and I am glad I am not equipped to find out for myself. But any stone will sure ruin a good night’s asleep.


  5. Stranger. Please provide the links for your study references; not just the source. Thank you. It will be a big help for those of us trying to support your claims.

  6. Stranger says:

    Hello, William: I regret that youi did not find the primary link to the “new poll,” which is in the first sentence of the post.

    While some data predates the internet, and is not available, we try to provide primary links where possible. If we fail to do so please request the link. As a matter of policy, we do not link to data behind a paywall, although we may provide a link and a caution.


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