The Sandy Hook tragedy has many Americans are convinced the federal government needs to pass tougher gun control laws.This doesn’t mean they agree on how their President is going about it.
A new CNN-Opinion Research Corp. poll discovered that 52% of Americans dislike how President Obama is handling gun policy in the U.S. 45% of Americans support the president’s measures, and 3% are undecided.
The president struggles to win over independents with his proposals for gun control, as they disapprove of his policies 60% to 37%.
During the past few weeks, Obama has campaigned to pass his new gun control reforms. This week, the Senate will debate gun control legislation. This includes expanded background checks for gun sales, school security programs increase on funding, and plans to make gun trafficking a crime. However, many Republican senators have threatened to filibuster the bill.
Various states, such as Connecticut and Maryland, have recently passed gun reform bills in r that include bans on assault weapons.
A CBS poll release last month found that overall support for stricter gun control in the U.S. has actually dropped by ten percent since December.