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Voters Still Highly Skeptical of Politicians Who Raise Gun Issues

Monday, October 09, 2017

The mass shooting in Las Vegas has renewed talks of gun-control legislation in Congress, but most voters continue to question the motives of politicians who raise gun-related issues.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 15% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most politicians raise gun-related issues to address real problems. Seventy-four percent (74%) think politicians publicize their views on these issues to get elected, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 4-5, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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