Republican support for gun control legislation has dropped since 2018 shooting in Parkland
GOP voters are now split on the issue, with 47 percent supporting stricter gun control laws and 45 percent opposing.
Republican support for gun control legislation has dropped since the deadly 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., according to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday.
Pollsters also found that 28 percent of Republicans say they are "strongly" opposed, up 5 percentage points from the post-Parkland time period. Twenty percent said they "strongly support" such measures, down 5 points.
The new Morning Consult/Politico poll was conducted August 9-11 among 1,993 registered voters and has a margin-of-error of 2 percentage points.
President Donald J. Trump last Friday voiced clear support for background checks and legislation that would keep weapons away from dangerous individuals after 31 people were killed in a pair of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
14th August 2019