What would it not take to show Texas, a Republican stronghold, right into a blue state? According to information from SurveyMonkey, simply take away all the gun house owners from the Lone Star State and it will have gone to Hillary Clinton in 2016. You can do the identical factor in liberal California. Remove all the non-gun house owners and the state would have voted for Donald Trump.
That’s how divisive the problem of gun control is in American politics.
SurveyMonkey discovered that no different demographic — not race, faith or gender — so completely divided voters. In the 2016 election, 47 percent of Trump supporters mentioned gun control was a problem vital sufficient to affect their vote. That’s in comparison with simply 27 % of voters who supported Hillary Clinton.
But what does this divide imply? How is it impacting gun control coverage, and the way may this problem change in mild of current mass shootings like Las Vegas, Orlando and Newtown? To talk about the information, the PBS NewsHour hosted a Twitter chat 1 p.m. EDT Thursday with information journalist Dante Chinni (@Dchinni), professor and chairman of political science at the University of Kansas Don Haider-Markel (@dhmarkel), and Washington Post correspondent Philip Bump (@pbump).
Check out a recap of the dialog —