I think what CBS is missing is that we Americans have this concept of “compromise”. It’s why we have a “bicameral legislature” (anyone remember that from high school?). Not everybody gets what they want, but they usually get some of it. Asking a binary question about shades of gray will give you loaded answers.

It’s also a peculiarity of America that we have TXGov Perry saying “when government levies a tax and collects more money than is needed, we must either stop collecting the tax, return the money or both,” and the mayor of DC saying that banning guns reduces crime. This is a Representative Republic. If you don’t like how things are going, it is your job to fix them.

No, whining in polls doesn’t count.