Gallup: Support For Hillary’s “Assault Weapon” Ban At All-Time Low

posted on October 28, 2016

On Wednesday, Gallup released a poll showing that support for a ban on “assault weapons”—one of the cornerstones of Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun agenda—is at the lowest point since 1996, the first year Gallup posed the question. 

Only 36 percent of those polled support such a ban, down from 44 percent just four years ago. Opposition to a ban now exceeds support by 25 percentage points. Interestingly, the decline in support is bipartisan: Only 50 percent of Democrats support a ban, down from 63 percent in 1996. And 25 percent of Republicans support a ban, down from 50 percent. 

Perhaps most fascinating is the lack of support among households without guns, with only 45 percent favoring a ban.

Support for stricter gun laws governing sales remained at 55 percent, with no clear increase or decrease. However, support has declined dramatically from a high of 78 percent in 1990.

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