Poll-itics: Americans back Pres. Obama's gun safety proposals; Seven of nine have bipartisan support.


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91% want background checks. 91%. 67% want a ban on armor-piercing bullets. 60% are for an assault weapons ban. And 54% want to limit ammo magazine capacities to 10 rounds or less. Clear? Clear.


The question does not tell respondents that all nine proposals come from Obama's recently released plan to reduce gun violence; however, the wordings used to describe them intentionally follow the White House's "Now Is the Time" plan descriptions. [...]

Although Democrats show more support than Republicans for each proposal, majorities of both partisan groups favor seven of the nine proposals.