Poll: Slim Majority Now Approve of Gun Restrictions
Attitudes are shifting on gun control.
A new poll from CNN shows that a bare majority of Americans are now in favor of stricter gun control laws.
With emotions still running high from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last Friday, pollsters were asked how they felt about gun control the following Monday and Tuesday.
According to the report:
The number of Americans who favor major restrictions or an outright ban has typically hovered just under the 50% mark in recent years; now that number is just over 50%. According to the poll 52% say they favor major restrictions on guns or making all guns illegal. That's a five point rise from a CNN survey conducted in early August, following the mass shooting in July at a movie theater in suburban Denver, Colorado that left 12 dead, and shootings two weeks later at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where six people were killed. The five point rise is within the poll's sampling error.