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Separate polls on assault weapons get different results
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By Pat Cunningham
Dec. 28, 2012 6:15 p.m.





HERE‘s an interesting case in which two separate surveys on the question of banning assault weapons produced starkly different findings:

Ten days ago, Daily Kos commissioned Public Policy Polling to field a poll on a variety of topics related to guns. One of the simplest questions we asked—just eight words long—was this:



Would you support or oppose banning assault weapons?


Even though our survey oversampled gun owners considerably, respondents said they favored such a ban by a broad 63-32 margin. Now, you might wonder if the people we polled know what exactly an assault weapon is, what a ban might ...

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