Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll for March. Many recent storms have been wreaking havoc around the country and for many Americans, the first day of spring, March 21st cannot come soon enough. What better sign of the coming of spring is there than the exhibition baseball games being played in sunny Florida and Arizona?
Opening Day will actually begin on March 31st, mark your calendars. A good reason to celebrate will take place on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, where anyone who wishes to, may become an honorary citizen of the land of Saints and Scholars and a thousand shades of green for a day.
Beware the Ides of March though, they can cause March Madness which begins on CBS on March 19th. And on March 31st, Christians around the world will celebrate their highest and most joyous Holy Day, Easter Sunday. Will they have a new pope to say Easter Mass by then? The whole world will be watching. America indeed has a lot to celebrate in March, but it also has a lot of sobering issues to discuss. One of the topics at the forefront of our national dialogue (no, not sequestration) is gun control and violence in America. This month's poll questions all deal with this controversial topic. What do you think?
A quarter of Americans correctly identified Wayne LaPierre as the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association. Fourteen percent thought he was a French explorer and eight percent guessed Canadian hockey player. The majority (51 percent) did not know who he was. Perhaps they should.