If public opinion sways politicians then the results of a new poll by
The poll released Wednesday morning - at the same time the
And a majority of Pennsylvanians also support the more controversial gun control proposals. On a national ban of assault weapons, 60 percent support and 37 percent oppose. And on national ban on the sale of magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition, 59 percent support and 39 percent oppose.
"Keystone State voters, especially voters in urban areas, seem to have had enough of gun violence. By large margins, voters don't think assault weapons belong in the hands of any gun owner. Restrict the firepower of assault weapons or ban them entirely, Pennsylvanians say," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
But none offered their support for assault weapon bans or ammunition limits.
Just under half of Pennsylvania voters would be more likely to support their member of
Quinnipiac University polled 1,221 registered Pennsylvania voters from Jan. 22 to Jan. 27 with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percent.