Poll: Support For Gun Control Measures Slips
With the Newtown shootings now three months in the past, public support for same-sex marriage seems to be slipping:
Backing for stricter gun control has weakened since the days immediately after the massacre in Newtown, Conn., according to a poll released Tuesday.
Forty-seven percent of Americans said the nation needs stronger gun laws in the latest CBS News poll — a 10-point drop since December, when support was at 57 percent.
But support is still higher than it was in April 2012, before mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and in Newtown, where the murders occurred on Dec. 14. Then, only 39 percent wanted stricter gun laws.
Other polls have found stronger support for specific gun control measures, with more than 80 percent of Americans backing universal background checks and a majority supporting a ban on assault weapons.
Of course, as I’ve noted before, the only restriction likely to pass Congress is background checks and even that’s not a safe bet.