globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / By Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:45 AM
Gallup has an interesting poll on Gun control. Republicans, Independents, and Democrats are in agreement far more than one might have thought.
Of course I am talking about the population in general, not the extremists on both sides of the aisle in Congress.
Poll questions were specifically worded by Gallup to follow President Obama’s “Now is the Time” gun control agenda.
The results are in: Americans Back Obama’s Proposals to Address Gun Violence.
Most Proposals Have Bipartisan Support
Although Democrats show more support than Republicans for each proposal, majorities of both partisan groups favor seven of the nine proposals. That includes nearly universal support among Republicans and Democrats for requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales. A majority of Republicans also favor a ban on armor-piercing bullets and increasing penalties for straw purchasers, as well as the various school security, police funding, and mental health funding proposals tested.
The two proposals favored by majorities of Democrats, but not Republicans, relate to enacting bans on the sale of guns or ammunition.
Support for Proposals by Political Affiliation