Voters See Terrorism, Not Guns, As Main Issue In San Bernardino Attack
President Obama on Sunday, in an address to the nation about the recent shooting massacre in San Bernardino, California, described the incident as terrorism but also said it highlighted the need for more gun control. Voters place far more importance on the terrorism aspect in this case, but they are slightly more supportive of a federal database listing all gun owners in the country.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the shooting incident in California last week is primarily a terrorism issue. Just 20% think the massacre is primarily a gun issue, while seven percent (7%) think it’s about something else. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 6-7, 2015 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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