Poll: Majority Now Backs Major Gun Restrictions

Numbers up across the board after Newtown shooting

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 19, 2012 5:30 PM CST

(Newser) – A new poll by CNN and ORC International suggests that most Americans favor major restrictions or a total ban on guns. Barely. In the poll, 52% support such action, up from just under the 50% mark over recent years. Other findings:

  • 46% say government and
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