While some polls show that the public by-and-large supports several proposals for increased gun control, Clinton said that it’s not the public support that matters — it’s how strongly people feel about the issue.and:
“All these polls that you see saying the public is for us on all these issues — they are meaningless if they’re not voting issues,” Clinton said.
“Do not be self-congratulatory about how brave you [are] for being for this” gun control push, he said. “The only brave people are the people who are going to lose their jobs if they vote with you.”Exactly right. Look at all of the blue states in the South and West where there will be senatorial elections next year. Every incumbent in those states (except WV, where Rockefeller is retiring) knows that standing with this Administration on gun control will likely cost them their job, presuming that the Republicans can nominate less batshit-crazy candidates than Christine O'Donnell, Sharon Angle, Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock.