REPORT: Dana Loesch Explains How Media Manipulates Polling On Firearms


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Gun expert Dana Loesch dissected a new ABC News/Washington Post poll on gun control on Monday and explained why polling on the issue is oftentimes misleading.

ABC News political reporter Johnny Verhovek tweeted the results of the poll: “Views on gun policy from latest @ABC/@washingtonpostpoll (1,003 U.S. adults, MoE +/- 3.5%) Requiring background checks Support: 89% Oppose: 9%. Banning assault weapons Support: 56% Oppose: 41%. Mandatory assault weapon buyback Support: 52% Oppose: 44%”

The article goes on to state the following:

In a series of tweets, Loesch systematically broke down the ways that the poll was designed in a manipulative manner in order to push the political Left’s narrative on firearms.

Loesch tweeted: “The polling here is problematic. I’ll explain why in a thread — and on air.”

She then proceeded to dissect a series of queries from the poll:

  • “This is one question. First of all, the terminology is incorrect (this matters for a couple reasons) and who determined over 10 rounds means “high-capacity?” In some, that isn’t even standard, it’s below standard.”

(The question was about a nationwide ban of ammunition clips.)

  • “It’s like the people crafting the questions weren’t familiar enough with current law to accurately conduct polling. BGCs are standard (unless you’re in antiquities or legal and still-regulated transfer, neither of which are part of income) and online buys MUST go thru FFL.”

(The question was about background check for online and gun show purchases.)

  • “OK, so this law already exists, but in combination with due process. Get a psych hold, PO, etc to render ineligible a dangerous person. The new red flag proposal removes any and all due process.”

(The question was about police taking guns from people determined to be dangerous.)

  • “Apparently recidivism, pattern of reducing penalty for or dismissing altogether charges for felony gun crimes isn’t part of this, despite driving the homicide rate of felonious activity involving an illegally possessed firearm. Also not mentioned: actually following current law.”

(The question was about confidence in the efficacy of specific policies to reduce gun crimes: gun control laws and addressing mental health.)

  • “The likelihood that those being polled think this means full-auto firearms is high. That’s the error in using made-up terms.”

(The question was about a ban on “assault weapons.)

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