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All of the Above

Poll finds support for assault-weapons ban, armed guards in schools.

Jan. 15, 2013, 4:33 a.m.

Con­duc­ted 1/10-13 by Abt SRBI; sur­veyed 1,001 adults; mar­gin of er­ror +/- 3.1% (re­lease, 1/14). Party ID break­down: 33%D, 24%R, 37%I.

What Kind Of Pri­or­ity Should Obama And Con­gress Give ___? (*, ^ Split Samples)


- Highest High Lower None The eco­nomy 68% 28% 3% 0% Re­du­cing fed­er­al spend­ing 49 39 10 — Re­struc­tur­ing the fed­er­al tax sys­tem* 40 48 9 — En­act­ing stricter gun con­trol laws* 32 27 38 2 Slow­ing the rate of growth in spend­ing on Medi­care and So­cial Se­cur­ity* 29 45 22 — Ad­dress­ing gun vi­ol­ence^ 28 40 30 1 Ad­dress­ing im­mig­ra­tion is­sues^ 21 50 27 1 Ad­dress­ing glob­al warm­ing, also known as cli­mate change^ 18 35 44 1

Would You Sup­port/Op­pose A Law Re­quir­ing ___?


- Sup­port Op­pose Back­ground checks on people buy­ing guns at gun shows 88% 11% Back­ground checks on any­one buy­ing gun am­muni­tion 76 22 The cre­ation of a new fed­er­al data­base to track all gun sales in this coun­try 71 27 A na­tion­wide ban on high-ca­pa­city am­muni­tion clips, mean­ing those con­tain­ing more than 10 bul­lets 65 32 A na­tion­wide ban on the sale of as­sault weapons 58 39 Pla­cing an armed guard in every school in the coun­try 55 42 A na­tion­wide ban on semi-auto­mat­ic hand­guns, which auto­mat­ic­ally re­load every time the trig­ger is pulled 51 46

Which Of These Do You Think Would Do More To Re­duce Gun Vi­ol­ence In Schools?


Stricter gun con­trol laws 43% Armed guards in schools 41 Both equally (vol.) 6 Neither (vol.) 8

Fav/Un­fav


Lead­er­ship of the NRA 36%/44%

Do You Think The NRA Has Too Much/Too Little/Right Amount Of In­flu­ence Over Gun Laws In This Coun­try?


- Now 4/00 9/99 Too much 38% 44% 47% Too little 24 18 17 Right amount 30 32 31
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