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Polling over time shows little support for control control

Gallup has gauged the public’s attitude toward gun control for decades and while right after a mass shooting happens there is a predictable spike in public interest about gun control, the interest cools off pretty fast.

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Other polls from the summer of 2019 show more support on specific gun control measures such as banning assault weapons or strengthening background checks.

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The clearest polling data around gun issues comes when an election hangs in the balance.  For example, look at these questions from 2018.  Screen Shot 2019-08-05 at 6.22.00 PM


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