Republican Main Street Partnership | Poll on Suburban Women & Gun Violence | August 7-8, 2019
Public Opinion Strategies Poll Results
PREPARED BY: Robert Blizzard& Neil Newhouse August 7-8, 2019
On behalf of the Republican Main Street Partnership, Public Opinion Strategies completed a survey of 1,000 registered voters nationwide located in key suburban congressional districts (N=200 in CO-6, KS-3, NC-9, PA-1, VA-10). Five hundred respondents were contacted via 3.10%. landline and 500 via cell phone. The survey was conducted August 7-8, 2019 and has a margin of error of + This presentation is among the N=530 women voters surveyed as part of that project.
Excerpt from the Washington Post
A new poll conducted by a premier Republican polling firm shows that about 3 in 4 suburban women favor stricter gun laws. The Republican Main Street Partnership, which supports moderate Republicans and has endorsed “red flag” bills under consideration in the House, commissioned a Public Opinion Strategies survey of 1,000 registered voters across five suburban House districts: Colorado’s Sixth, Kansas’s Third, North Carolina’s Ninth, Pennsylvania’s First and Virginia’s 10th. The group shared with me the topline results among women in these suburban areas:
- 72 percent said they think gun laws should be stricter, compared to four percent who said they should be less strict and 23 percent who said they should be kept as they are now.
- 55 percent said they think stricter gun laws would help prevent gun violence.
- 90 percent support requiring universal background checks for gun purchases at gun shows or other private sales, which would require all gun owners to file with a national firearms registry.
- 88 percent said they would support requiring a 48-hour waiting period between the purchase of a firearm and when the buyer can take possession of that gun.
- 84 percent back a national red flag law that would permit law enforcement to temporarily retain firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves.
- 76 percent said they would ban the purchase and use of semi-automatic assault-style weapons like the AK-47 and the AR-15.
- And 72 percent would support banning the sale and possession of high-capacity or extended ammunition magazines, which allow guns to shoot more than 10 bullets before needing to be reloaded.