Only 15% of Americans believe that heated rhetoric had anything to do with the shootings Saturday by a leftwing pothead that killed 6 people in Tucson.
Maybe the state-run media will remember this next time before they start smearing conservatives after a mass murder.
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Saturday’s shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in which six people were killed, could not have been prevented, 40 percent of American voters say in a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Another 23 percent blame the mental health system, while 15 percent say it was due to heated political rhetoric and 9 percent attribute the tragedy to lax gun control.
American voters say 52 – 41 percent that “heated political rhetoric drives unstable people to commit violence,” the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Liberals rather than conservatives are more responsible for such rhetoric, voters say 36 – 32 percent.
Voters surveyed just before the Martin Luther King Day holiday say 31 – 21 percent that the United States is a safer place for political figures today than during Dr. King’s era, with 45 percent saying things are about the same.