POLL: 50% Of Republicans Back Stricter Gun Laws

USA Today reports:

Half of Republicans support stricter gun laws, an exclusive USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds, a double-digit increase after a series of horrific mass shootings at schools, stores, streets and houses of worship.

The increase in GOP support – from 35% last year to 50% – could boost the prospects for Congress to tighten federal gun laws, an effort that has failed for decades.

In the survey, Americans by nearly 7-1 back more restrictions on guns, 69%-10%, a level of support that has been roughly steady in Ipsos’ surveys over the past five years. The backing of Republicans, which reached as high as 59% in 2018, had dropped to a low of 35% in March 2021.

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