Majority of Americans support 'Stand Your Ground' laws: poll

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Majority of Americans support 'Stand Your Ground' laws: poll

Post  fshnski on Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:35 pm

A majority of Americans support “Stand Your Ground” laws, according to a new national Quinnipiac University poll that found strong division along political and gender lines.

Fifty-three percent of American voters said they support the laws, which came to widespread national attention after the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Activists in Florida and other states have called for a review of the law, which supporters argue has helped lower crime rates.

Voters in households with a gun tilted strongly in favor of “Stand Your Ground,” with 67 percent backing the laws that have been enacted in some two dozen states. The first such law was passed in Florida in 2005 with support from the National Rifle Association.

The poll, which was conducted on July 28 through 31, found sharp divisions between black and white voters on the issue. A full 57 percent of white voters are for “Stand Your Ground” laws, according to the poll, with the same number of black voters in opposition. The laws received strong support from male voters as well as Republicans and independents, while Democrats and women tended to be against them.

“’Stand Your Ground’ splits the country sharply along political, gender and racial lines,” Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute said in a press release. “With these kinds of numbers, it’s unlikely the movement to repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ will be successful in most of the country.”

The country is about evenly split on how President Obama is doing, according to the poll, with 46 percent saying they approve and 48 percent saying they disapprove. The president is more trustworthy than Republicans in Congress when it comes to handling the economy, however, respondents said.

The poll surveyed 1,468 voters, and has a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points.

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Post  WHL on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:26 am

Again I will say, the George Zimmerman trial did not even use stand your ground yet we keep hearing all this nonsense about abolishing it. It was just a good excuse I guess for those who hate all guns.

I don't see how anyone can think that Obama is better on the economy than Repubs. Yes I can. He GIVES them things that he pays for with other people's money.
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Post  News Hawk on Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:52 am

The more "Divide" the Marxists can find, they find improvements in their vote count; someday, they won't even have to cheat on election day. Consider Ms. Fluke's "free" need for contraception products with her collegiate boyfriend.
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Post  WHL on Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:24 pm

I know, NH. Did you ever see anything more blown out of control than that contraception deal? Really? The Dems and the media convinced the li voters, that the Repubs. hate women. You mean most women can't afford $10 a month for birth control??????
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