A New Poll Finds A Dip In Concern Over Gun Control Among New Jersey Residents
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
February 6, 2013
Everybody’s talking about gun control these days, but a new poll shows New Jersey residents are less worried about the issue now than they were in December.
The Rutgers-Eagleton poll finds New Jerseyans are not as concerned about gun control as they were following the Connecticut school massacre. 69 percent of residents say they are very concerned about gun violence down from 77 percent the week after the shootings. David Redlawsk is director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Center for Public Polling.
“There’s been a little bit of an easing as this issue is not at the top of everybody’s heads right now, so there’s kind of natural that we’d see a bit of easing in response to it but I don’t want to overstate that New Jerseyan’s are very concerned about gun violence and very supportive of gun control measures.”
The poll also found that residents are evenly split on whether greater gun restrictions would actually reduce violence.
© 2013 WBGO News
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