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Q poll finds gun control support in Pa

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Most Pennsylvania voters support stricter gun control laws -- with near universal support of stricter background checks -- according to extra findings in the latest Quinnipiac poll.

Following up on the findings on Gov. Tom Corbett's low approval ratings yesterday the new data says 57 percent of Pa voters say gun control laws should be stricter to 37 percent saying they should stay unchanged and 4 percent less strict. On specific gun issues voters are in approval:

95 – 5 percent afor requiring background checks for all gun purchases;
60 – 37 percent for a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons;
59 – 39 percent for a nationwide ban on the sale of magazines with more than 10 rounds.

Q tried out some other issues and found voters are bascially evenly split on taxing gas stations to pay for transportation infrastructure and split on same-sex marriage. Catholics and young people are OK with the latter while protestants and older voters are not.

Full study here.

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