Poll: Most Pa. voters strongly favor stricter gun laws

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Poll: Most Pa. voters favor background checks. Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News Mornings on March 29, 2018. (WPVI)

A new Franklin & Marshall College poll shows most registered voters in Pennsylvania strongly favor stricter gun laws.

Of those polled, 86% support enhancing the gun background check system.

Other measures polled: 61% support banning the sale of assault weapons.

And 59% agree to raising the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21.

This survey reflects interviews with 423 Pennsylvania registered voters, including 201 Democrats, 163 Republicans and 58 Independents conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College from March 19-26, 2018. The sample error for this survey is +/- 6.8 percentage points.

The Franklin & Marshall College Poll is produced in conjunction with the Philadelphia Daily News, WGAL-TV, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, WTAE-TV, WPVI-TV6/ABC, Times-Shamrock Newspapers, Harrisburg Patriot-News/PennLive, LNP media group, and the Reading Eagle.

Online: http://www.fandm.edu/fandmpoll

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