76% of Sportsmen Prefer a President Who Hunts

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76% of Sportsmen Prefer a President Who Hunts

Postby Corey Graff » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:33 am

[left][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]John McCain is the preferred Presidential candidate among sportsmen,
 as well as the preferred sporting partner.
[/font][/left][left][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"][/font] [/left][left][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]Sportsmen have a solid history of voting, with 9 in 10 currently registered to vote and of those 83 percent say they will vote in the November election, according to a new survey by the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation. [/font][/left][left][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"][/font] [/left][left][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]Overall, there are an estimated 40 million sportsmen of voting age in the United States.
[/font][/left][left][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]"Sportsmen are active voters and prefer candidates who align with them on hunting and fishing issues," said Jeff Crane, president of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation. "The attention presidential candidates give to sportsmen's issues is well-aimed."
 
Among sportsmen, Republican John McCain holds a significant lead over White House opponent Barack Obama, with a 14-point margin according to the survey.

Asked who they planned to vote for in November, 45 percent said McCain and 31 percent said Obama.
 
Support for McCain among sportsmen extends from the voting booth to the field, the survey found.

Asked who they'd like to go hunting with, 49 percent said McCain and 27 percent said Obama. As a fishing buddy, 44 percent said they'd prefer McCain and 31 percent chose Obama.

"Sportsmen view John McCain as good company in the great outdoors," said Steve Sanetti, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which helped underwrite the survey. "They're just not sure how much fun Barack Obama would be in a duck blind."
[/font][/left][left][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]By a 2 to 1 margin sportsman said McCain would be a better president on sportsmen's issues than Obama. 
 
"Politically engaged sportsmen see John McCain as a supporter of their concerns," Sanetti said. "To sportsmen, I would say, don't be fooled. Make it a point to know where the candidates you're considering for office truly stand on hunting and firearms issues."
 
A majority of sportsmen polled said that it is important for a candidate to share their views on hunting and fishing issues, although the survey indicated the economy, homeland security and the war in Iraq are the top concerns for all Americans this election season.
 [/font][/left][left][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]When it comes to sportsmen-related issues, sportsmen are most likely to say that it's essential that a candidate support ensuring gun rights, clean water initiatives, and sustainable energy development. 
 
"With an estimated $76 billion economic impact on the economy annually and direct support of 1.6 million jobs, the next president will need to pay attention to issues that impact hunting and fishing," said Crane. "Sportsmen need to ask candidates where they stand on our outdoor issues and take this into account when they vote on November 4th."
 [/font][/left][left][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]Other key findings of the survey include:[/left][ul][*][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]A significant portion of sportsmen say this November's election is more important than past elections regarding their ability to hunt and fish. [/font]
[*][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]On the specific topic of gun rights, sportsmen say firearm issues are more important now than in past elections. [/font]
[*][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]Three-quarters (74%) say they would prefer to elect a president who personally owns firearms.[/font][/ul][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"][/font][font="verdana, helvetica, arial"]
The telephone survey of 1,009 sportsmen was conducted July 10-24 by Braun Research on behalf of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation and Ketchum Global Research. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.
 
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan group headquartered in Washington, D.C. A leader in promoting sportsmen's issues with elected officials, CSF works with the bi-partisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus in the U.S. Congress, as well as sportsmen's caucuses in state legislators around the country. The CSF does not endorse political candidates.
 
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, based in Newtown, Conn., works to increase participation in and understanding of hunting and the shooting sports; to reaffirm and strengthen their members' commitment to the safe and responsible use of their products, and to promote a political climate supportive of America's traditional firearms rights.
 
The survey was also supported by National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, Outdoor Channel, American Sportfishing Association and the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

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RE: 76% of Sportsmen Prefer a President Who Hunts

Postby Woods Walker » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:45 am

Anyone who considers themself a serious gun owner who would vote for an Obama, or a Kerry, is....well.....a moron.
 
It'd be akin to a black person voting for an avowed member of the KKK.
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RE: 76% of Sportsmen Prefer a President Who Hunts

Postby fasteddie » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:55 am

I am not happy with either candidate . I am not voting for McCain . I am voting against Obama !

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Postby ranwin33 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:47 am

ORIGINAL: Woods Walker

Anyone who considers themself a serious gun owner who would vote for an Obama, or a Kerry, is....well.....a moron.

It'd be akin to a black person voting for an avowed member of the KKK.

I'm not a moron and I'm voting for Obama.  I'm also a registered Republican, and have been for more than 30 years - can't say I'm real proud of that fact any more.

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Postby hunter480 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:10 pm

ORIGINAL: ranwin33

ORIGINAL: Woods Walker

Anyone who considers themself a serious gun owner who would vote for an Obama, or a Kerry, is....well.....a moron.

It'd be akin to a black person voting for an avowed member of the KKK.

I'm not a moron and I'm voting for Obama.  I'm also a registered Republican, and have been for more than 30 years - can't say I'm real proud of that fact any more.

 
Don`t have to be proud of either-you see, it is what it is......
 
McCain had said, even before the Supreme Court upheld the obvious position, that the Second Amendment truly indeed is, an individule right to keep arms, that he believed that was clearly the Founders intent.
 
Obama on the other hand, hails from the great communist state of Illinois, one of the most anti-gun states in the union, and Obama clearly upholds his states position. Obama has made it extremely clear that he believes free, law-abiding American citizens are not to be trusted with firearms.
 
It`s really very simple-the demon-cratic platform is anti-gun, anti-business, pro-abortion, and pro-big governmet, i.e. mega-social programs.
 
By all means, vote your conscience, but do understand that you`re in bed with the enemy.

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RE: 76% of Sportsmen Prefer a President Who Hunts

Postby ranwin33 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:21 pm

[:)]  If nothing else 480 you do bring a smile to my face.  [:)]
 
ORIGINAL: hunter480
... the great communist state of Illinois...

 
Where do you come up with this stuff?

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Postby JOEL » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:06 pm

I have seem MR Mc'cain on several outdoor programs and in magazines he is definitely on our side.Obama wants to disarm the people plain and simple
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Postby ILBowhunter » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:57 pm

I am afraid that the sort of extreme rhetoric expressed here is exactly what puts off many people who might otherwise be sympathetic to the "right to bear arms." 
 
Voting for Obama means one is a moron?  Illinois is a communist state?  
 
I now hail from the great State of Illinois, though I was born and raised in Indiana.  The biggest difference I see between them is the quality of the deer herd.

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RE: 76% of Sportsmen Prefer a President Who Hunts

Postby EatDeer » Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:41 pm

The one reason we should all be for J. McCain is that he is a known hunter. Obama is a gun grabber, he is all about gun reform, he has already went that route before.                       P.S.  Not to stir the pot, but remarks about racist cults have no place on any forum. 
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RE: 76% of Sportsmen Prefer a President Who Hunts

Postby Woods Walker » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:05 am

ORIGINAL: ILBowhunter

I am afraid that the sort of extreme rhetoric expressed here is exactly what puts off many people who might otherwise be sympathetic to the "right to bear arms." 

Voting for Obama means one is a moron?  Illinois is a communist state?  

I now hail from the great State of Illinois, though I was born and raised in Indiana.  The biggest difference I see between them is the quality of the deer herd.


LOL!  You obviously don't live in the Chicagoland area then!
 
And I STAND BY my statement, and please note the caveat: " .....if you are a SERIOUS gun owner...."
 
Obama is the antithisis of everything that the Second Amendment and the rest of the Constitution stand for. ANYONE that would seek to deprive any American of the civil rights her/she was born with is ANTI-American IMO.
 
And "sympathy" has nothing to do with it anymore. The individual right to keep and bear arms has been ruled on by the highest court in the land. Done deal. Depriving any American of theiright to keep and bear arms is every bit as bad as depriving that same American their right to vote, or express free speech, or to not be discriminated against because of their race or sex.
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