Most of Public Wants the Assault Weapons Ban Extended; So Do Half of NRA Households

Most Americans, including those who have guns in their homes, want to see the ten-year-old ban on assault weapons extended. And even though the National Rifle Association’s leadership is intensely opposed to renewal, about half of those with an NRA member in their household support continuing the ban, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election

Public considers Bush a stronger leader but more stubborn while Kerry is seen as less reckless but inconsistent

Americans consider President Bush steadier, a stronger leader, more likeable and less likely to bow to political pressure than Senator John F. Kerry. But they consider Kerry more knowledgeable than Bush and less reckless or stubborn, too, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey. In polling conducted between March 21 and April

Large Majority of Democrats Still Bitter Over 2000

Far from putting the disputed 2000 election behind them, 69 percent of Democrats say Al Gore really won it but was “somehow cheated” out of the White House, and that group provides a core of intense support for Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. That sense

Fresh Data on Dick Cheney

Vice President Cheney’s rating with the American public is virtually unchanged since the end of February. The latest polling by the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey, among 2,575 adults between March 1 and 15, shows that 35 percent of the public has a favorable opinion of him and 34 percent an unfavorable view.