Do Colorado voters enjoy being shafted? That is the only way I can describe the results of a Quinnipac Poll that was conducted from August 15th through August 21st. Despite being firmly opposed to new gun laws which have been signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper, they don't feel that the efforts to recall John Morse and Angela Giron were justified.
I think what Colorado voters just stated is a microcosm of the American people right now. They don't like what is happening but they also don't want to be bothered with trying to fix it. How did that work out for Detroit?
The Washington Times reports:
"With wide partisan and gender divisions, Colorado voters oppose the state's stricter new gun control laws, but they don't want to recall State Senate President John Morse or Sen. Angela Giron because they supported these laws," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Philosophically, voters don't want a recall election every time they disagree with a legislator. They'd rather deal with it every four years."
The poll, conducted from Aug. 15-21, found that Colorado voters opposing by a margin of 54 to 40 percent the three gun-control bills signed by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in March.
The passage of strict new gun-control laws touched off an outcry in Colorado, leading to the recall elections of Ms. Giron in Pueblo and Mr. Morse in Colorado Springs. Several companies that make firearms-related products announced that they would leave the state.
Despite that, the poll showed that voters agree by a margin of 54 to 35 percent that Mr. Morse should not be recalled as a result of his votes for the gun legislation. The margin against removing Ms. Giron from office was 52 to 36 percent.
What is wrong with these people?
Do the people of Colorado not understand that an entire nation of gun owners is looking upon them as heroes?
I can't make sense of those numbers but I am also quite leery of putting too much credence into poll results, especially in this case.
The bottom line is that it doesn't matter what voters think on a statewide level about the recalls. All that really matters is what the voters in those districts think.
We will soon find out how this plays out but the only way things will change is if people take control back from government. I applaud the people of Colorado and hope that they make the best decisions for the future of their state during this recall process.