NEC Poll Finds Support For Tighter Gun Laws

Jan 24, 2013

The automated poll of 656 random voters found 72 percent support an assault weapons ban and 88 percent support universal background checks on gun purchases. New England College pollster Ben Tafoya.

"Men, women, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, it doesn’t  matter – it’s all very high, and that is fairly surprising coming from a NH audience."

Tafoya says the numbers reflect the “deep and lasting effects” of the Newtown Connecticut shootings.  The poll’s margin of error is 3.82%.  NEC conducted the poll Monday and Tuesday nights.