NEW: Tying Together Guns and Abortion as a Winning Campaign Message
A new article in The Washington Post dives into a recent survey Everytown Victory Fund conducted with Schoen Cooperman Research of 4,800 voters across eight battleground states (Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin).
The survey reveals not only the strength of gun safety messaging in general, but how to link gun violence prevention and abortion rights under a frame of candidates who are putting our health and safety at risk. Combining these two issues is a highly effective messaging strategy, and results in a five to seven point increase of support for candidates who are on the side of gun safety.
Every day, more than 120 people in the United States are killed with guns, twice as many are shot and wounded and countless others are impacted by acts of gun violence.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.