February 28, 2018 - Florida Voters Oppose Teachers With Guns, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Support For 'Assault Weapon' Ban Almost 2-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Florida voters oppose 56 - 40 percent allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns on school grounds, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. Voters with children under 18 years old in public schools oppose arming school personnel 53 - 43 percent.

But 51 percent of voters say "increased security at school entrances" would do more to reduce gun violence in schools, compared to 32 percent who say stricter gun laws would do more and 12 percent who say armed teachers would do more to keep schools safe, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Florida voters support 62 - 33 percent a nationwide ban on the sale of "assault weapons." In a separate question with different wording, voters support 53 - 42 percent a nationwide ban on the sale of all "semi-automatic rifles."

Voters support 65 - 29 percent "stricter gun laws," with strong support for other gun control measures:
  • 96 - 3 percent for requiring background checks for all gun buyers;
  • 62 - 34 percent for a nationwide ban on the sale of high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds;
  • 87 - 10 percent for a mandatory waiting period on all gun purchases;
  • 78 - 20 percent for requiring that all gun buyers be at least 21 years old;
  • 89 - 8 percent for allowing police or family members to petition a judge to remove guns from a person who may be at risk of violent behavior;
  • 92 - 6 percent for banning gun ownership by anyone who has had a restraining order for stalking, domestic abuse or other reasons.
"The notion that we are bitterly divided on political matters - the case for past decades - has found an exception to that rule. Florida voters - be they young or old, white or black, man or woman - have a common enemy," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Floridians are strongly united that more needs to be done to reign in guns, especially the type of gun used this month to massacre 17 people in Parkland," Brown added.

"Depending on how questions are asked, large majorities support efforts to restrict gun purchases; to require background checks for buyers and to ban certain types of guns.

"These numbers show remarkable agreement across the electorate, the kind not seen very often these days."

It is "too easy" to buy a gun in Florida today, 63 percent of voters say, while 28 percent say it is "about right" and 1 percent say it is "too difficult."

Florida voters oppose 56 - 36 percent allowing local governments to adopt gun laws that are stricter than state law.

If more people carried guns, Florida would be "less safe," 56 percent of voters say, while 34 percent say the state would be "safer."

Florida's state government must do more to reduce gun violence, 75 percent of voters say, while 18 percent say government is doing enough.

Voters give Gov. Rick Scott a split 42 - 45 percent approval rating for his handling of the issue of gun violence.

Voters disapprove 54 - 40 percent of President Donald Trump's handling of gun violence and disapprove 50 - 39 percent of the president's response to the Parkland school massacre.

Voters disapprove 52 - 31 percent of Sen. Marco Rubio's handling of gun violence and give Sen. Bill Nelson a divided score as 36 percent approve and 37 percent disapprove.

Voting Rights for Former Felons

Florida voters support 67 - 27 percent restoring voting rights to convicted felons, other than those convicted of murder or sexual offenses, who have completed their sentences.

Every listed party, gender, education, age and racial group supports this idea, with support ranging from 50 - 42 percent among Republicans to 82 - 15 percent among Democrats.

From February 23 - 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,156 Florida voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts nationwide public opinion surveys, and statewide polls in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and Colorado as a public service and for research.

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17. Do you support or oppose restoring voting rights to individuals who have committed a felony other than murder or sexual offense and completed their sentences?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              67%    50%    82%    68%    63%    70%    66%    63%
Oppose               27     42     15     25     32     23     25     31
DK/NA                 6      8      3      6      5      7      9      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              79%    62%    66%    65%    59%    69%    65%    82%    62%
Oppose               19     32     30     25     35     23     28     14     35
DK/NA                 2      6      4      9      6      8      7      4      3
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              63%    63%    72%    64%    62%    63%
Oppose               31     31     23     28     31     32
DK/NA                 7      6      5      8      6      5
 
 
19. Do you support or oppose stricter gun laws in the United States?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              65%    43%    87%    68%    53%    76%    66%    57%
Oppose               29     49     10     26     41     18     30     34
DK/NA                 6      8      2      6      6      6      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              72%    62%    62%    69%    48%    73%    61%    77%    73%
Oppose               23     34     31     24     46     22     32     19     23
DK/NA                 5      4      7      7      7      6      6      5      5
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              49%    68%    68%    50%    64%    63%
Oppose               42     27     26     41     33     34
DK/NA                 9      4      6      9      3      3
 
 
20. Do you support or oppose requiring background checks for all gun buyers?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              96%    94%    97%    97%    95%    97%    96%    98%
Oppose                3      5      3      2      4      2      3      2
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -      1      1      2      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              99%    94%    95%    97%    95%    98%    97%    91%    98%
Oppose                1      5      5      2      4      1      2      9      2
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      1      1      1      -      -
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              95%    96%    97%    94%    96%    96%
Oppose                4      3      3      5      3      3
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
21. Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              62%    40%    86%    62%    47%    75%    64%    58%
Oppose               33     53     11     32     50     18     32     37
DK/NA                 5      7      3      5      3      7      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              47%    53%    65%    76%    44%    75%    61%    68%    64%
Oppose               46     43     29     20     53     19     35     25     32
DK/NA                 7      4      7      4      3      6      4      7      4
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              43%    65%    64%    48%    50%    49%
Oppose               52     29     32     47     46     46
DK/NA                 5      6      3      5      4      5
 
 
22. Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of all semi-automatic rifles?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              53%    27%    78%    55%    36%    68%    53%    48%
Oppose               42     66     19     39     59     26     40     48
DK/NA                 5      7      3      6      5      6      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              50%    41%    58%    62%    31%    67%    50%    66%    58%
Oppose               48     55     38     31     65     27     44     33     38
DK/NA                 2      4      4      7      4      7      6      2      4
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              32%    57%    56%    34%    44%    42%
Oppose               64     38     38     60     52     52
DK/NA                 4      5      5      6      4      5
 
 
23. Do you support or oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              62%    39%    85%    65%    48%    75%    64%    58%
Oppose               34     56     14     31     50     20     30     39
DK/NA                 4      6      1      4      3      5      6      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              57%    54%    66%    72%    47%    73%    61%    74%    65%
Oppose               42     43     31     24     51     21     34     26     33
DK/NA                 1      3      3      4      2      7      5      1      2
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              46%    65%    62%    55%    55%    53%
Oppose               50     32     34     40     42     43
DK/NA                 4      3      4      5      3      3
 
 
24. Do you support or oppose imposing a mandatory waiting period on all gun purchases, so that everyone who purchases a gun must wait a certain number of days before taking the gun home?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              87%    82%    96%    88%    83%    91%    86%    87%
Oppose               10     14      3     10     15      6      9     11
DK/NA                 3      4      1      2      2      3      5      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              85%    88%    87%    90%    81%    91%    87%    93%    90%
Oppose               14     10     11      6     17      5     10      7      9
DK/NA                 1      2      2      4      2      4      3      -      -
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              83%    90%    87%    82%    85%    85%
Oppose               14      8     11     13     14     14
DK/NA                 2      2      2      5      1      1
 
 
25. Do you support or oppose imposing a mandatory waiting period on purchases of assault weapons, so that everyone who purchases an assault weapon must wait a certain number of days before taking it home?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              85%    82%    89%    87%    81%    89%    85%    84%
Oppose               11     13      7     10     15      6     10     11
DK/NA                 4      5      4      2      4      5      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              85%    86%    86%    85%    79%    89%    85%    89%    89%
Oppose               13     12      9      9     17      5     10     10     10
DK/NA                 2      2      5      6      4      6      5      1      1
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              83%    88%    85%    81%    85%    83%
Oppose               14      9     10     17     13     15
DK/NA                 3      3      6      2      2      2
 
 
26. Do you support or oppose requiring individuals to be 21 years of age or older in order to purchase a gun?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              78%    68%    93%    77%    67%    88%    76%    74%
Oppose               20     29      7     22     31     10     20     24
DK/NA                 2      3      -      1      2      2      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              77%    71%    82%    82%    63%    85%    75%    88%    81%
Oppose               23     27     17     15     35     12     22     12     18
DK/NA                 1      2      1      3      2      3      2      -      -
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              69%    78%    80%    74%    78%    78%
Oppose               30     20     19     23     21     21
DK/NA                 2      2      2      3      1      1
 
 
27. Do you support or oppose allowing the police or family members to petition a judge to remove guns from a person that may be at risk for violent behavior?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              89%    86%    93%    91%    84%    94%    88%    92%
Oppose                8      8      5      7     12      4      7      5
DK/NA                 3      5      1      2      4      2      5      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              90%    87%    87%    93%    87%    92%    90%    88%    91%
Oppose                8     10      9      4      9      4      6     11      7
DK/NA                 2      3      4      3      4      3      4      1      2
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              86%    91%    91%    83%    86%    87%
Oppose               11      6      6     15     10     10
DK/NA                 3      4      3      1      4      4
 
 
28. Do you support or oppose banning the possession or purchase of a gun if an individual has had a restraining order filed against them for stalking or domestic, sexual, or repeat violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              92%    91%    96%    92%    89%    95%    94%    94%
Oppose                6      7      3      7      8      4      5      4
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      3      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              92%    85%    94%    97%    91%    97%    94%    86%    93%
Oppose                5     12      4      2      7      2      4     12      5
DK/NA                 3      3      2      1      3      1      2      2      2
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              91%    90%    95%    93%    86%    86%
Oppose                8      7      4      6     10     10
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      4      4
 
 
29. Do you think that local governments should be allowed to enact stricter gun laws to meet the needs of their communities, or should local governments be required to follow state gun laws?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Allow stricter laws  36%    20%    52%    38%    29%    43%    40%    31%
Follow state laws    56     71     43     55     64     49     54     62
DK/NA                 8      9      5      7      7      8      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Allow stricter laws  35%    35%    38%    37%    26%    43%    36%    43%    38%
Follow state laws    59     60     56     52     67     51     58     57     50
DK/NA                 5      5      6     11      7      6      7      1     12
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Allow stricter laws  26%    36%    40%    29%    34%    31%
Follow state laws    69     53     55     67     57     60
DK/NA                 6     11      5      4      8      9
 
 
30. Do you think it is too easy to buy a gun in Florida today, too difficult to buy a gun in Florida today, or about right?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too easy             63%    38%    89%    64%    49%    75%    61%    55%
Too difficult         1      2      1      2      2      1      2      -
About right          28     50      6     26     43     15     29     37
DK/NA                 8     11      4      9      6      9      8      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too easy             68%    59%    64%    65%    42%    71%    58%    76%    74%
Too difficult         2      1      2      -      1      1      1      1      1
About right          25     37     28     20     50     19     33     14     19
DK/NA                 4      3      6     14      7      9      8      9      5
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Too easy             48%    66%    64%    53%    60%    58%
Too difficult         1      1      2      1      1      1
About right          46     24     27     41     34     35
DK/NA                 5      9      7      6      5      5
 
 
31. If more people carried guns, do you think that Florida would be safer or less safe?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Safer                34%    64%     6%    30%    48%    21%    36%    45%
Less safe            56     21     91     58     43     67     52     46
DK/NA                10     15      3     13      8     12     12      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Safer                35%    39%    35%    26%    57%    27%    40%    10%    25%
Less safe            59     50     56     63     35     61     49     85     63
DK/NA                 6     10      8     12      8     13     11      5     12
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Safer                54%    32%    33%    43%    37%    38%
Less safe            34     59     56     48     53     53
DK/NA                12     10     11      9      9      9
 
 
32. Do you support or oppose allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns on school grounds?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              40%    72%    11%    37%    48%    33%    45%    51%
Oppose               56     21     86     60     48     63     51     45
DK/NA                 4      7      3      3      4      5      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              32%    46%    42%    35%    59%    39%    48%    19%    27%
Oppose               66     51     55     59     37     56     48     78     68
DK/NA                 2      3      4      6      3      5      4      3      5
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Support              57%    38%    38%    50%    43%    43%
Oppose               38     58     57     45     52     53
DK/NA                 4      3      5      6      5      4
 
 
33. Which of these do you think would do more to reduce gun violence in schools, having stricter gun laws, armed teachers in schools, or increased security at school entrances?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Stricter gun laws    32%     8%    59%    29%    25%    38%    34%    26%
Armed teachers       12     24      -     12     18      8     16     16
Increased security   51     64     38     53     54     48     45     52
DK/NA                 5      4      3      7      4      6      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Stricter gun laws    33%    26%    34%    35%    22%    37%    30%    35%    34%
Armed teachers       11      9     16     12     23     11     16      4      8
Increased security   54     60     45     47     52     45     48     55     56
DK/NA                 1      5      5      6      3      7      5      6      3
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Stricter gun laws    17%    30%    36%    26%    25%    23%
Armed teachers       19     12     12     16     13     14
Increased security   59     52     49     52     58     58
DK/NA                 5      5      4      6      4      4
 
 
34. Do you approve or disapprove of President Trump's response to the recent school shooting in Florida?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              39%    75%     9%    34%    45%    34%    44%    49%
Disapprove           50     14     85     53     44     57     49     38
DK/NA                10     11      6     12     12      9      8     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              24%    42%    41%    41%    55%    39%    46%    13%    34%
Disapprove           56     50     52     49     33     51     43     77     55
DK/NA                20      8      7     10     12      9     10     11     11
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Approve              54%    36%    40%    49%    38%    35%
Disapprove           34     53     52     40     50     51
DK/NA                12     11      9     11     12     14
 
 
35. Do you think Congress is doing enough to reduce gun violence or do you think Congress needs to do more to reduce gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Doing enough         16%    28%     2%    16%    22%    10%    16%    20%
Do more              79     63     98     78     71     86     78     70
DK/NA                 6     10      -      6      7      4      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Doing enough         17%    17%    17%    10%    26%    12%    18%     3%    13%
Do more              81     76     78     84     64     82     74     97     84
DK/NA                 1      7      5      6     11      6      8      -      3
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Doing enough         25%    11%    16%    25%    18%    19%
Do more              67     83     80     65     78     77
DK/NA                 8      5      4     10      4      4
 
 
36. Do you think Florida's state government is doing enough to reduce gun violence or do you think Florida's state government needs to do more to reduce gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Doing enough         18%    32%     3%    18%    26%    11%    18%    24%
Do more              75     58     96     75     67     83     75     68
DK/NA                 6     10      1      7      6      6      7      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Doing enough         14%    21%    21%    14%    31%    13%    21%     3%    17%
Do more              81     74     74     78     62     80     72     95     80
DK/NA                 5      5      5      8      6      8      7      1      3
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Doing enough         28%    15%    17%    29%    22%    21%
Do more              64     79     77     64     76     76
DK/NA                 8      6      6      8      3      3
 
 
37. Do you think that the NRA, or National Rifle Association, supports policies that are good for Florida or supports policies that are bad for Florida?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good                 35%    64%     9%    30%    48%    23%    37%    45%
Bad                  50     17     81     53     40     58     51     42
DK/NA                16     19     10     17     12     19     12     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Good                 26%    37%    39%    30%    55%    29%    41%    18%    24%
Bad                  58     40     52     55     35     56     46     66     52
DK/NA                16     23      9     15     10     15     13     16     24
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Good                 55%    30%    33%    52%    36%    36%
Bad                  31     51     57     31     45     42
DK/NA                14     20     10     17     20     22
 
 
38. (Intro q38-42: For each of the following, please tell me if you approve or disapprove of their handling of the issue of gun violence.) Do you approve or disapprove of - President Trump's handling of the issue of gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              40%    75%    10%    35%    48%    33%    44%    50%
Disapprove           54     18     88     59     46     61     53     42
DK/NA                 5      8      2      7      5      6      3      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              28%    43%    43%    39%    58%    39%    47%    17%    35%
Disapprove           61     51     55     56     36     56     47     79     61
DK/NA                11      5      3      5      6      5      6      4      4
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Approve              56%    35%    42%    48%    42%    42%
Disapprove           38     58     55     44     53     53
DK/NA                 6      6      3      8      5      5
 
 
39. Do you approve or disapprove of - Governor Scott's handling of the issue of gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              42%    68%    21%    38%    48%    37%    41%    51%
Disapprove           45     21     71     43     44     46     48     33
DK/NA                13     11      8     19      9     17     11     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              32%    40%    45%    45%    54%    39%    46%    32%    37%
Disapprove           46     44     49     43     37     44     41     61     47
DK/NA                22     16      6     13      9     17     13      7     16
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Approve              57%    42%    39%    49%    41%    42%
Disapprove           32     44     50     34     45     43
DK/NA                12     14     11     16     14     14
 
 
40. Do you approve or disapprove of - the state legislature's handling of the issue of gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              22%    35%     9%    21%    30%    15%    21%    23%
Disapprove           59     38     83     59     53     64     61     54
DK/NA                19     27      8     20     17     21     18     23
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              23%    27%    24%    15%    31%    15%    22%    22%    22%
Disapprove           53     56     61     64     52     62     57     72     58
DK/NA                24     16     15     21     17     23     20      6     19
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Approve              30%    21%    21%    30%    26%    26%
Disapprove           46     60     65     43     55     54
DK/NA                24     19     15     27     19     20
 
 
41. Do you approve or disapprove of - Senator Rubio's handling of the issue of gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              31%    52%    13%    30%    38%    26%    35%    33%
Disapprove           52     24     81     50     48     56     52     42
DK/NA                17     24      6     19     14     19     14     24
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              25%    36%    34%    28%    44%    26%    34%    29%    25%
Disapprove           55     48     55     53     40     53     47     63     62
DK/NA                20     16     11     19     16     22     19      8     13
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Approve              39%    29%    33%    34%    35%    35%
Disapprove           41     55     53     42     49     50
DK/NA                19     16     14     24     16     15
 
 
42. Do you approve or disapprove of - Senator Nelson's handling of the issue of gun violence?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    17%    57%    33%    33%    38%    38%    32%
Disapprove           37     53     24     31     43     30     36     38
DK/NA                28     29     18     36     24     31     25     30
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    34%    39%    40%    32%    38%    35%    51%    29%
Disapprove           32     33     42     37     45     31     37     33     38
DK/NA                41     33     19     23     24     31     28     15     33
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Approve              31%    35%    36%    35%    35%    31%
Disapprove           41     36     38     36     34     36
DK/NA                28     29     26     29     31     33
 
 
43. If you agreed with a candidate for United States Senator on other issues, but not on the issue of gun laws, could you still vote for that candidate, or would you definitely not vote for that candidate?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Still vote       47%    58%    33%    51%    52%    43%    45%    50%
No/Not vote          42     29     59     38     38     45     42     40
DK/NA                11     13      8     11     10     13     13     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Still vote       50%    50%    47%    42%    53%    42%    47%    50%    50%
No/Not vote          41     39     44     43     38     44     41     45     36
DK/NA                 9     11      9     14      9     14     12      6     13
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Yes/Still vote       53%    46%    51%    46%    46%    46%
No/Not vote          37     42     40     43     41     42
DK/NA                10     12      9     11     13     13
 
 
44. If you agreed with a candidate for governor on other issues, but not on the issue of gun laws, could you still vote for that candidate, or would you definitely not vote for that candidate?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Still vote       46%    58%    32%    50%    51%    43%    45%    47%
No/Not vote          44     31     60     40     41     46     46     44
DK/NA                10     11      8     10      8     11     10      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Still vote       49%    50%    49%    40%    52%    40%    46%    51%    51%
No/Not vote          43     40     45     48     40     49     45     43     37
DK/NA                 9     10      6     12      8     11     10      6     12
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Yes/Still vote       51%    45%    49%    48%    49%    50%
No/Not vote          39     45     42     44     38     38
DK/NA                10     10     10      8     13     12
 
 
45. Has the recent mass shooting made you more likely to support stricter gun laws, less likely to support stricter gun laws, or hasn't it had an impact either way?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More likely          56%    40%    79%    52%    45%    65%    50%    50%
Less likely           6     11      3      6      8      5      5      7
No impact            35     44     18     42     45     27     44     39
DK/NA                 3      5      -      1      2      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          51%    52%    54%    62%    37%    60%    50%    77%    62%
Less likely           5      5      8      4      7      5      6      6      5
No impact            41     41     35     29     52     32     41     15     30
DK/NA                 3      1      3      4      3      3      3      2      3
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
More likely          42%    59%    56%    48%    54%    55%
Less likely           9      6      4     13      7      9
No impact            44     33     38     36     36     34
DK/NA                 4      3      2      3      2      2
 
 
46. Is being the victim of a mass shooting something you personally worry about or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Worry            42%    37%    53%    38%    33%    50%    31%    39%
No                   57     62     45     61     66     49     68     60
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Worry            54%    53%    38%    31%    26%    42%    35%    51%    61%
No                   45     46     61     68     74     56     64     45     39
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      -      1      1      4      -
 
                                                 HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                     Gun    DENSITY............         InPublic
                     HsHld  City   Suburb Rural  Yes    School
 
Yes/Worry            34%    48%    41%    30%    52%    52%
No                   65     52     58     68     47     47
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      2      2