Most politicians have the same opinion as the general public ie neith like or dislike it. However when a knee jerk reaction is created by the media by and large they pander to it to keep their own nest feathered.
Politicians from a higher social strata are quite happy to shoot (badly) themselves. However, many are probably against the common man participating in what is still viewed as an elitist pursuit. Let's not forget this. They have nothing but disdain for us.
On a related matter, I was in Trafalgar Square this morning. I decided to go and look at the massive blue cock on the fourth plinth. I was expecting to see Cameron.