Most GOPers Don’t Favor Suspending ‘Open Carry’ at Convention
Republicans favor laws that allow Americans to wear guns in public but are more closely divided over whether Ohio should temporarily suspend its “open carry” law to prevent any incidents at the GOP national convention in Cleveland.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of American Adults who identify as Republicans favor “open carry” laws. Just 29% are opposed, while 16% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 18-19, 2016 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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