The NRA got its first negative net rating in a Fox News poll after the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.
The poll shows that just 42% of registered voters have a favorable view of the NRA, down from 49% last year. Meanwhile, 47% said they had a negative view of the NRA.
It is the “first time the organization has had a net negative rating,” Fox reported.
Support for the NRA among gun owners slid from 67% last year to 56% following the recent mass shootings.
Most voters want assault weapons ban:
The poll also showed that 67% of registered voters want the assault weapons ban reinstated, up from 60% last year. The poll shows that 53% of gun owners back the assault weapons ban.
A whopping 90% of registered voters said they support expanded background checks and 81% said they support “red flag” laws that allow courts to order the removal of guns from people deemed a risk to themselves or others.
More than 70% of voters said that Congress has the ability to reduce gun violence, but just 18% said it was extremely likely or very likely that Congress would act this year. Forty-two percent said there’s no chance at all.