Many of the gun-safety advocates who were in a state of gloom following the Senate’s rejection last month of a “background check” bill have found solace in a recent poll indicating that a handful of Senators who voted against the checks have seen their poll numbers dipping.
Among those who found their popularity slipping is Ohio Senator Rob Portman. In the survey conducted by Public Policy Polling (a Democrat-leaning group), Portman’s popularity has dropped a net 18 points from plus 10 to minus 8 in the past six months. Interestingly enough, his numbers have dropped 16 points (62-46) among Republicans, which may indicate that this GOP drop is primarily in response to his March announcement supporting gay marriage. Click here for the whole story