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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If American voters had their way, people on the government’s terrorist watch list would not be allowed to buy guns.
That’s according to the latest Quinnipiac University National poll which found 86 – 12 percent agreed with a ban, including 83 – 14 percent among voters in households where there was a gun.
A margin of 64 percent to 28 percent agreed with the statement that “It’s possible to make new gun laws without interfering with gun rights.” Of households which owned firearms, 59 – 33 percent also agreed.
There is no listed party, gender, age, education or racial group which disagrees with either of these two findings.
American voters support 93 – 6 percent, including 92 – 8 percent among voters in gun households, “requiring background checks for all gun buyers.” Support is 90 percent or higher among every listed group.
Support for universal background checks have ranged from 88 percent to 93 percent in the eight Quinnipiac University national polls which been conducted since the Sandy Hook massacre in December, 2012.
“The people have spoken time and again, but nothing changes,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “American voters clearly are worried about guns. They want to make it harder for bad people to get them and believe it can be done without penalizing legitimate gun owners.”
American voters support stricter gun laws in the U.S. 54 – 42 percent, the highest level of support ever for this generic question. There is a huge gender gap as women support stricter gun laws 63 – 33 percent, with men opposed 51 – 45 percent.
Voters in gun households oppose stricter gun laws 56 – 39 percent.