Texans have a favorable view of the National Rifle Association, but most support a ban on military-style assault weapons. That is according to the latest Public Policy Polling survey released today. 

Of the 500 Texans polled, 46% said they had a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, compared to 41 percent who had an unfavorable opinion. On the issue of guns, more people said they trust the NRA than trust President Obama. 

In contrast, the poll also shows 49% of Texas voters would support a ban on assault weapons. 41% of those polled say they are against a ban. PPP’s Tom Jensen said: “We’ve found support for the assault weapons ban everywhere we’ve polled it, but it’s particularly striking to see that voters favor it in a pro-gun, anti-Obama state like Texas.”