Fox News poll: voters favor gun measures, doubts Congress will act,

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Voters prioritize the protection of citizens from armed violence, on the protection of the rights of gun owners. And while majorities support a variety of gun control proposals, the latest Fox News survey, the doubt, the Congress will be held act-or that it would make any difference, if it works.

A 13-point margin, voters consider the protection against gun violence is more important than the protection of gun rights (53-40 percent).

In addition, there is considerable support for specific measures to reduce gun violence, including: to require criminal background checks for all gun buyers (91 percent), mental health-checks on all gun buyers (84 percent), to buy the raising of the age limit, all weapons, 21 (72 percent), put armed guards in the schools (69 per cent), and the ban of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons (60 percent).


The proposal, a majority opposes allowing teachers and school officials to carry weapons on school grounds (57 percent oppose). This is also the case in 2013 (52 percent was against it.)

The Fox News poll that asked about these measures in January 2013, a month after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting that killed 26.

In comparison to this time, the support for the implementation of armed guards at the schools to nine points, a ban on assault weapons to six, and mental health is checked. Support for universal background checks is unchanged and about 9-in-10 Democrats, Republicans and independents.

Almost half of the people like in a gun-owner household in favor of banning assault weapons: 47 percent and 50 percent disapprove.

The survey, released Sunday, was conducted March 18-21. Interviews were completed before the Saturday of the March for Our lives rally in Washington, led by survivors of the 14. February rampage in Florida, leaving behind 17 dead. Just over half of the interviews were in front of Tuesday’s school shooting in Maryland, killed a student and injured another. The attack ended in seconds) after an armed school resource officer quickly with the gunman.

About 38 percent say it is “very” important for Congress to pass gun legislation this year, but only 7 percent said it is “extremely” likely.

And if Congress takes action, the more voters, the changes do not are concerned far enough, as they go too far (50-36 percent).

Meanwhile, there is increasing ambivalence about stricter gun control laws: 42 percent say that they make a difference from 20 percent two years ago. And while 44 percent stricter laws to keep the country safe, which is eight points from 52 percent in 2016. Twelve percent think stricter laws the country would be less safe, of 24 percent.

It is a significant party divide on the expected impact of the stricter gun laws: 67 percent of Democrats think, they would the country be safer, while only 23 percent of the Republican votes.

When asked about President Trump, positions on guns, 39 percent say they are “right”, but almost as many (34 percent think he is too close to gun owners. Thirteen percent feel he goes too far in support of gun control.

The voters of the President to give some of his worst reviews for the work he does on weapons: 40 percent approve, while 54 percent disapprove. The water to bring him by 14 points. He gets similar marks on immigration (-14 points) and the opioid crisis (-13).

Trump better on North Korea (-8 points), international trade (-7) and taxes (+2).

His best ratings on the economy, 51 percent of voters approving and 44 percent disagree.

A total of 45 percent approve of the job Trump power as President, while 52 percent disapprove. This is little changed since last month (43-53 percent) or January (45-53%).

Among voters under 30 years of age, 53 per cent, a trump to lean, the performance is overall, and 54 percent disapprove of guns.

Overall, 45 percent report someone in their household, a gun has, and those voters should have stricter laws will not make a difference to the safety (50 percent), and concern that new gun laws would go “too far” (53 percent). The voters in gun households and Republicans (59 percent), live in rural areas (57 percent), and southerners (55 percent) are also more likely.

Most likely, the protection of citizens from armed violence, prioritize, Democrats (79 percent), non-white, suburban women and non-gun owners (70 percent), and voters under 30 (57 percent). Voters say it is more important to protect the right to own weapons, Republicans (67 percent), white men without a college degree (60 percent), white Evangelical Christians (58 percent) and gun-owner households (57 percent).


The National Rifle Association to keep the favorable rating under the gun-house, stands at 67 percent, according to 71 percent in 2013.

Among all voters, 49 percent have a positive opinion of the NRA, down from a peak of 56 percent in January 2013. A record high of 45 percent have a negative view on the organization.

For comparison, the majorities have a favorable opinion of planned Parenthood (58%) and trade unions (57 percent).

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,014 randomly selected voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from March 18-21, 2018. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.

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