Sunday, December 20, 2015
GOP Candidates Out Of Touch With Republicans On 2 Issues
All of the Republican candidates oppose closing the loopholes in the background check law for gun buyers (even though 40% of guns are bought each year without a background check). They all also oppose raising the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour.
It turns out that they are out-of-step with their own base voters on both of these issues. A whopping 79% of Republican would support closing the background check loopholes -- and 55% of them would support raising the minimum wage to at least $10.00 an hour.
Why then do the GOP candidates (and other elected GOP officials) not close the loopholes and raise the minimum wage? Could it be that they consider the wishes of the gun manufacturers and other corporations to be more important than the desires of their own voters? It sure looks that way.
These charted results are from a new Public Policy Polling survey -- done on December 16th and 17th of a random national sample of 532 Republican primary voters, and has a margin of error of 4.3 points.