Poll: Most Americans support expanded background checks

Poll: Most Americans support expanded background checks


Americans are opposed to Obama using executive action.

WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) -The majority of Americans support the goals of President Barack Obama’s recently announced executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Thursday evening.

67 percent said that they backed the expansion of background checks while 32 percent said that they were opposed.

The way that Obama chose to implement the changes, however, received less support. 54 percent said that they opposed the President pursuing the expansion via executive order while 44 percent said that they favored it.

On Tuesday, Obama announced that those who sell guns online or at gun shows will have to register with the federal government and perform background checks on potential customers.

The poll was conducted among 1,027 respondents between January 5th and 6th.

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