Poll Finds That Obama’s Base Overlaps With Gun-Control Coalition

… A slim majority of Americans, 51 percent, believe that controlling gun ownership is more important than protecting the right of Americans to own firearms, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.

But beneath that divided topline were far more telling cleavages. The survey showed that the gun-control debate in America has split along the same fault lines—by age group, ethnicity, gender, even region—that marked the 2012 presidential contest between Obama and Mitt Romney. [cont.]

Shane Goldmacher, National Journal

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