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CBS Poll: Support for Tighter Gun Control Falls Ten Points from Post-Newtown High


A CBS News poll released today finds that support for tighter gun-control laws has faded since the immediate aftermath of the shooting in Newtown, Conn. Support for stricter laws now stands at 47 percent, compared with 57 percent just after the massacre. As one might expect, the poll found a partisan divide, with 68 percent of Republicans saying that laws should be kept as they are or made less strict, and 66 percent of Democrats favoring stricter laws. The level of Democratic support for tighter gun control has dropped significantly, though, from a high of 78 percent.


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