Trump says Texas “loves” the NRA. But only a quarter of us do.

by | Jul 2, 2019 | Policy, Trump Tragedy

As we know, President Trump doesn’t know Texas. Maybe that’s why he’s struggling politically here.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted, “People are fleeing New York like never before. If they own a business, they are twice as likely to flee. And if they are a victim of harassment by the A.G. of the state, like what they are doing to our great NRA, which I think will move quickly to Texas, where they are loved.”

One of the best polling outfits in Texas only registers 25% of Texans have a “very favorable” view of the National Rifle Association.  A third have a “very unfavorable” impression.

On policy, both Republicans and Democrats in Texas support “red flag” laws, which allow courts to require someone deemed a risk to themselves or others to give up their gun, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. The NRA opposes “red flag” laws.  

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