The Voters Aren’t Buying It

Consistent with the CBS poll we wrote about yesterday, Scott Rasmussen finds that the vast majority of Americans think the Tucson shootings were a random act of violence rather than the result of political anger in the country:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% of Adults say the shooting in Arizona was the result of political anger in the country. Fifty-eight percent (58%) say instead that it was a random act of violence by an unstable person. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.

This was the question that Rasmussen asked:

Was the recent shooting in Arizona the result of political anger in the country or was it just a random act of violence by an unstable person?

Even Democrats, by a 48-37 percent margin, consider Loughner’s crime a random act of violence by an unstable person.
My guess is that President Obama is studying these poll data carefully as he decides what to say tonight in Arizona.

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