A recent poll sought to measure the influence of various organizations and other opinion leaders upon voters in the recent midterm elections. Not surprisingly, NRA’s ratings were among the top cited opinions that voters around the country looked to before casting their votes in early November.
Nearly half of all voters (44 percent) say they listened for the NRAâ€™s message all, most, or some of the time. …
A sizeable 42 percent of independents also listened for the message of the NRA.
Among those who attend church weekly, … a 57 percent majority say they listened for the NRAâ€™s message.
…a very strong majority of tea party voters (76 percent) say they listened for the NRAâ€™s message.
[Among small business owners,] 53 percent majority said they listened for NRAâ€™s message as well.
â€œThese numbers show that the tea party and the NRA were the two major voices that influenced voter opinion in the midterm elections,â€ said Brad Oâ€™Leary, publisher of The Oâ€™Leary Report.
According to the report, more than two thousand voters were polled and the margin of error is approximately 2 points.