POLL: NRA Favorability Rating Hits 18-Year Low

Business Insider reports:

For the first time in nearly two decades, Americans have turned against the National Rifle Association, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The poll found that 40% of people surveyed had a negative view of the NRA, while 37% had a positive view. That represented a significant drop from April 2017, when the same poll found a 45% positive to 33% negative divide.

It is the first time since at least 2000 that the poll registered a negative favorability rating for the gun-owners group. According to survey, the biggest declines in support came from married white women, urban residents, white women in general, and moderate Republicans.

The NBC/WSJ poll also matches other recent polling showing that the NRA’s favorability is starting to turn negative in the wake of its response to the high-school shooting in Parkland, Florida.