Poll: 92% Support Background Checks for Gun Owners

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Awful Truth

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Feb 18, 2013
 
As the White House continues its campaign to build support for stronger national gun laws, a new poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans - 92 percent - support the idea of background checks for all gun buyers.
The Quinnipiac University poll, conducted among 1,772 registered voters from Jan. 30-Feb. 4, showed that support among those living in a gun-owning household was almost equally high: 91 percent of those voters said they support universal background checks.

"There is no significant voter opposition to requiring background checks for gun buyers," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement. "And there is support for banning high volume ammunition clips and assault weapons, with the issue pretty much falling along party lines." The poll echoes similar findings in a CBS News/New York Times poll taken last month.
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Poll: 92% Support a Chicken in every pot!

Gawd it must suchk to be you!

Poll: 100% Support More Sex for themselves!

Poll: 100% Support belief that Cancer is a Poopy thing!

Poll: 100% Support from inhabitants in Mommy's Spare Bedroom to get a "Hungry Man Dinner" for lunch!

Poll: 100% Support that Puppies are Cute!

You fauching idiot!
Awful Truth

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Feb 18, 2013
 
I think you've done a very good job of showing who the "fauching idiot" is with your post.
Whackingthebush

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Awful Truth wrote:
I think you've done a very good job of showing who the "fauching idiot" is with your post.
Sheeple,

Do you have any "Polling Data" that you can use to confirm and legitimize the hurt feelings that the Awful Truth caused you?
Awful Truth

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Feb 18, 2013
 
Politifact:

President Barack Obama says an 'overwhelming' majority supports gun legislation like background checks

President Barack Obama used his 2013 State of the Union address to urge Congress to vote on legislation to reduce gun violence.

Victims of recent attacks deserve it, he said, and voters support some "common-sense reform."

"Overwhelming majorities of Americans – Americans who believe in the 2nd Amendment – have come together around common-sense reform – like background checks that will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun," he told lawmakers.

Do "overwhelming majorities of Americans" support gun legislation such as background checks?

The evidence

Viewers who watched an enhanced version of Obama’s speech online at WhiteHouse.gov saw a graphic that said "92 percent of Americans support background checks for gun buyers."

It cited an independent poll from Quinnipiac University, which we quickly found on the university’s site.

The results from the phone poll of 1,772 registered voters in late January and early February 2013 were straightforward:

• It found 92 percent support for background checks for all gun buyers, which the Quinnipiac pollsters described as "overwhelming."

• It found 91 percent support for universal background checks among voters in a household with a gun.

Other polls we’ve cited in recent fact-checks also found high percentages of support for universal background checks, even among gun owners.

A Pew Research Center poll from Jan. 9-13, 2013, of 1,502 adults found 85 percent of Americans (and 85 percent of gun owners) favor making private gun sales and sales at gun shows subject to background checks.

A CBS/New York Times poll conducted Jan. 11-15 among 1,110 adults showed that 92 percent of Americans (and 85 percent of respondents living in a household with an NRA member) support universal background checks.

Obama did cherry-pick the gun-control proposal on which consensus is strongest -- background checks. Other proposals he might also call "common-sense," such as bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, held 56 percent support in the Quinnipiac poll. And they were narrowly opposed by voters in households with a gun, with 52 percent against such measures.

Our ruling

Obama said "overwhelming majorities of Americans" support gun legislation "like background checks." The poll cited by the administration, as well as other independent polls in 2013, do show support for universal background checks above 80 percent among voters, even those who own guns.

But people would get the impression from Obama's statement that there is similar support for other White House gun proposals, when the reality is weaker majority support among voters and slim opposition among gun owners. That’s a point worth clarifying. We rate the president’s claim Mostly True.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
Whackingthebush

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Feb 18, 2013
 
Awful Truth wrote:
Politifact:
President Barack Obama says an 'overwhelming' majority supports gun legislation like background checks
President Barack Obama used his 2013 State of the Union address to urge Congress to vote on legislation to reduce gun violence.
Victims of recent attacks deserve it, he said, and voters support some "common-sense reform."
"Overwhelming majorities of Americans – Americans who believe in the 2nd Amendment – have come together around common-sense reform – like background checks that will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun," he told lawmakers.
Do "overwhelming majorities of Americans" support gun legislation such as background checks?
The evidence
Viewers who watched an enhanced version of Obama’s speech online at WhiteHouse.gov saw a graphic that said "92 percent of Americans support background checks for gun buyers."
It cited an independent poll from Quinnipiac University, which we quickly found on the university’s site.
The results from the phone poll of 1,772 registered voters in late January and early February 2013 were straightforward:
• It found 92 percent support for background checks for all gun buyers, which the Quinnipiac pollsters described as "overwhelming."
• It found 91 percent support for universal background checks among voters in a household with a gun.
Other polls we’ve cited in recent fact-checks also found high percentages of support for universal background checks, even among gun owners.
A Pew Research Center poll from Jan. 9-13, 2013, of 1,502 adults found 85 percent of Americans (and 85 percent of gun owners) favor making private gun sales and sales at gun shows subject to background checks.
A CBS/New York Times poll conducted Jan. 11-15 among 1,110 adults showed that 92 percent of Americans (and 85 percent of respondents living in a household with an NRA member) support universal background checks.
Obama did cherry-pick the gun-control proposal on which consensus is strongest -- background checks. Other proposals he might also call "common-sense," such as bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, held 56 percent support in the Quinnipiac poll. And they were narrowly opposed by voters in households with a gun, with 52 percent against such measures.
Our ruling
Obama said "overwhelming majorities of Americans" support gun legislation "like background checks." The poll cited by the administration, as well as other independent polls in 2013, do show support for universal background checks above 80 percent among voters, even those who own guns.
But people would get the impression from Obama's statement that there is similar support for other White House gun proposals, when the reality is weaker majority support among voters and slim opposition among gun owners. That’s a point worth clarifying. We rate the president’s claim Mostly True.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
Poll: 92% Support a Chicken in every pot!

Gawd it must suchk to be you!

Poll: 100% Support More Sex for themselves!

Poll: 100% Support belief that Cancer is a Poopy thing!

Poll: 100% Support from inhabitants in Mommy's Spare Bedroom to get a "Hungry Man Dinner" for lunch!

Poll: 100% Support that Puppies are Cute!

You fauching idiot!
Awful Truth

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92 % of True Americans support tougher immigration laws.

__________ remember it is LEGAL to own a gun in America, but it is ILLEGAL to be in America with out the propper papper work.
Awful Truth wrote:
As the White House continues its campaign to build support for stronger national gun laws, a new poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans - 92 percent - support the idea of background checks for all gun buyers.
The Quinnipiac University poll, conducted among 1,772 registered voters from Jan. 30-Feb. 4, showed that support among those living in a gun-owning household was almost equally high: 91 percent of those voters said they support universal background checks.
"There is no significant voter opposition to requiring background checks for gun buyers," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a statement. "And there is support for banning high volume ammunition clips and assault weapons, with the issue pretty much falling along party lines." The poll echoes similar findings in a CBS News/New York Times poll taken last month.
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Let's see: Romney 54% Obama 46%

WHO has the bad numbers?

You are so out of touch with reality that it is pathetic.

92% of Americans is about the most you'll ever get to agree on anything in a poll.
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I think you've done a very good job of showing who the "fauching idiot" is with your post.
Awful Truth

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92 % of True Americans support tougher immigration laws.<quoted text>
THAT is not true.

Nor are you literate.
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Feb 18, 2013
 
Bushwhacker wrote:
I think you've done a very good job of showing who the "fauching idiot" is with your post.
Hey liberal lisa, glad to see you have finally woke up from you binge drinking weekend. must be a bore for you today with no mail delivery , what are you going to do all day besides waiting by the mail box for you govt barry i want a free phone check ?

keep fighiting that uphill barry soetoro jim carter socialist muslim battle, it must be getting old for your team. Remember March 1 is fast approaching, THANK GOD !!
Bushwhacker

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Feb 18, 2013
 
Hello Schmahl,

Still pretending name recognition is a big deal ?? Pretty sad, you're so shallow, in the gene pool....

LMAOROTFU~!

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