Not sure how much faith to put in this, so soon after a massacre of kids, but first an ABC poll this morning, and just now a CBS poll, put backing for stricter gun laws at new highs in recent years (ABC: 5 years, CBS: 10 years). The CBS one finds an 18% pickup since spring, to 57%. In contrast, after the shooting of Gabby Gifford, it was just 47%.
A lot of expected details: support highest in Northeast and West Coast, lowest in Midwest and South, Dem much more likely(by 2-1) to back than GOPers.
The ABC, while showing some gains, still found that 44% continue to oppose new controls on automatic weapons.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Polls, For Now, Show Surge in Gun Control Sentiment
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