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Poll: Connecticut voters support stricter gun control laws, medical marijuana

Doug Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac University poll (Photo by Hugh McQuaid)
Doug Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac University poll (Photo by Hugh McQuaid)

HARTFORD, Conn. – From gun control laws to marijuana and the death penalty, Connecticut voters have not swayed far from their previous positions on the issues, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

The poll found 56 percent of voters support the stricter gun laws passed by the legislature in 2013. But that support comes with wide partisan and gender gaps.

Eighty-one percent of Democrats and 54 percent of unaffiliated voters support stricter gun control laws, while 69 percent of Republicans opposed it. Asked if they could still vote for a candidate who disagreed with them on the issue of gun control, 65 percent of voters said they could, while just 27 percent said they couldn’t.

“For a quarter of the population it is a big deal,” Quinnipiac University Poll Director Doug Schwartz said. “It certainly could affect the governor’s race.”

He said those who would vote based only on the gun control laws favored the new laws, which bodes well for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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