A new survey from Gallup recorded the lowest support for an assault weapons ban in its history.
The most interesting data point from the poll is that the 36% support for a ban is a bipartisan position. Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike are finding a somewhat mutual agreement that an assault weapons ban is futile. Via The Federalist:
Support for a so-called assault weapons ban in the U.S. just hit a record low of 36 percent, according to a new Gallup poll released on Wednesday. The poll showed that 61 percent of American adults now oppose a ban. That level of opposition is the highest ever recorded.
Increasing opposition to the 1990’s-era gun ban isn’t just limited to Republicans. Gallup’s data show that opposition to the ban has increased across the board. Barely 50 percent of Democrats currently support the ban today, compared to 63 percent support from Democrats in 1996, just two years after the federal ban was signed into law. Less than a third of independents currently support a ban, while Republican support hovers at 25 percent.
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