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Strong Majority of Americans Support Supreme Court’s Bruen Decision

Despite overall SCOTUS disapproval, 64% of Americans back the pivotal Bruen decision, showcasing widespread support for Second Amendment rights

The Marquette Law School’s latest poll reveals a compelling narrative that contradicts the prevailing discourse peddled by the mainstream media and anti-gun advocates. Despite a general disapproval of the Supreme Court’s overall performance, a substantial 64 percent of Americans support the Court’s landmark decision in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen case, which found that individuals have a Constitutional right to carry a pistol in public. This marks the third consecutive poll to showcase robust backing for the ruling, consistently debunking the myth that the public stands in opposition to Second Amendment rights.

This support isn’t just a fringe phenomenon but spans across almost every demographic, with notable majority approval among Republicans and independents, and even a significant portion of Democrats. It’s a telling sign when 45 percent of Democrats find themselves aligning with a Supreme Court decision that champions individual gun rights, a statistic that likely causes consternation among the left’s leadership.

The data further shatters stereotypes, with strong backing observed not only among men but a majority of women too. Interestingly, while those identifying with genders beyond the traditional binary showed less support, the overall consensus clearly leans in favor of upholding the right to carry firearms for self-defense.

What’s particularly striking about this poll is its demonstration of cross-sectional support that cuts through educational backgrounds, income levels, and racial demographics. This widespread approval across such a diverse spectrum of the American populace underscores a fundamental truth: the desire for self-defense and the recognition of one’s constitutional rights transcends political and social divides.

Moreover, the poll dispels the notion that younger generations are uniformly anti-gun. A majority of young adults aged 18-to-29 support the Bruen decision, challenging the narrative that the youth of America are poised to tip the scales in favor of restrictive gun control measures.

The persistence of these findings across three separate polls over the last six months lends credence to the idea that the American people, contrary to the assertions of Democrat politicians and media outlets, deeply value their Second Amendment rights. It’s a testament to the principle that the right to self-defense and the freedom to bear arms are core values that resonate with a significant portion of the electorate.

However, the poll’s insights beg for further exploration, particularly regarding how states have reacted to the Bruen decision with measures that could potentially undermine it. The addition of such questions in future surveys could provide a more nuanced understanding of public opinion on the intricacies of gun rights and legislation.

In the end, this polling data serves as a stark reminder to lawmakers and pundits alike: underestimate the American people’s commitment to their constitutional rights at your peril. As the mainstream media and anti-gun lobbyists choose to ignore these findings, they do so at the risk of alienating a populace that clearly sees the Second Amendment not as a political bargaining chip, but as a fundamental American liberty.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.