BELLEVUE, WA – A newly released ABC News/Ipsos poll confirms what most of America’s gun owners already knew, that Joe Biden is a failure at addressing crime and especially gun-related violence, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
The survey, released over the weekend, shows only 36 percent—slightly more than 1 in 3 Americans—approve of Biden’s handling of the deteriorating crime problem. As for his response to violent crimes in which firearms are used, the data is even worse, with only 32 percent approval, and that’s down from 39 percent recorded in an October poll.
“Joe Biden is an unmitigated disaster,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Among important independent voters, he gets even lower marks. Only 1 in 4 independent voters approved of how he is handling so-called ‘gun violence,’ according to the ABC poll. We’re seeing criminals running rampant in our cities and police unable to do their jobs. It should be no wonder why millions of Americans have bought guns for the first time, just to protect their homes and families. And what has been Biden’s response? He wants to ban semiautomatic rifles and 9mm pistols for law-abiding gun owners. He’s taking absurd to a new level.
“Because of Biden’s and the Democrats’ failure in protecting the public, more people are using firearms to protect themselves and their families than in recent memory,” he added.
“Back on October 11,” he recalled, “pollster Scott Rasmussen reported that 53 percent of voters think having police crackdown on gangs would be much more effective at reducing violent crime than adding new restrictions on honest gun owners.
Gottlieb pointed to major cities where homicides have spiked since Biden took office. Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Paul, Portland, Tucson, Austin, Albuquerque, New York City and Toledo all have reported spiking murder numbers with two weeks remaining in the year.
“The ABC News/Ipsos poll has Biden failing on other issues, including the economy and foreign affairs,” Gottlieb noted. “With less than a year in office, Joe Biden has repeatedly demonstrated his lack of leadership skills. Anyone else might be embarrassed, but Biden just seems oblivious.”