President Obama’s approval rating has seen a modest jump in favorability over the last month, as the public seems to have warmed to the idea of stricter gun laws, a new survey found.
According to a Time-CNN survey released Wednesday, 55 percent said they approve of the job the president is doing, against 43 who said they disapprove. Obama’s job approval was at 52 percent in the same poll conducted in late December, a marked increase from his first term, when he generally tracked in the 40 percent range.
The public’s support for tighter gun laws nearly matches Obama’s approval rating, with 55 percent saying they support stricter measures, against 44 who said they oppose, according to the poll.
Vice President Biden, who spearheaded the president’s gun task force initiative, enjoys the best rating of all at 59 percent approval, up from 54 in December.
And if THAT were not enough to indicate how the wind is at the President's back, don't forget he also has a very powerful political machine at his disposal.
Courtesy of Mediaite:
On Wednesday, President Obama announced his proposals to reduce gun violence, including 23 executive actions that he signed immediately, and a legislative agenda that includes universal background checks, and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The President said, during that announcement, that legislative action would “not happen unless the American people demand it.”
To that end, President Obama’s campaign mothership, Obama For America, sent an email to supporters Thursday, urging them to “Stand with the President to reduce gun violence.”
During the 2012 election, the Obama campaign operation loomed large, providing the President with an unparalleled ground game which gets much of the credit for propelling him to victory. With an email list countable in tens of millions, Obama For America has the capability to conduct staggering grassroots outreach, which they’re doing now to help the President push the Biden task force’s agenda to reduce gun violence.
In other words it looks like the NRA, for the first time in decades, may have more than met their match.
And all I can say is it is about damn time!