… [N]ew polling shows that opposition to the assault weapons ban is driven almost entirely by non-college males, a constituency the Democratic Party continues to rely upon less and less. Meanwhile, the constituencies that form the pillars of the emerging Democratic coalition — minorities, young Americans and college educated whites, particularly women — support the ban, in some cases overwhelmingly.
This underscores the ways in which gun control politics are changing — and why Dems no longer need to fear the issue. [cont.]
Greg Sargent, Washington Post
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