On March 4th the Washington Times published a poll claiming “huge majorities on [the] East Coast support [a] national gun registry.”
The problem is the “majorities” were in New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. No one was polled in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Florida, among other East Coast states.
The poll was conducted by “Roanoke College in Virginia, Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey, and Siena College in New York.” When asked if they supported “establishing a national gun registry” 68 percent of New Yorkers said “yes,” 63 percent of Virginians said “yes,” and 74 percent of New Jersey residents said “yes.”
In response to other questions in the poll, published on the Roanoke College webpage, an even larger percentage of respondents supported “using federal funds to make free pre-kindergarten education to all children,” legalizing medicinal marijuana “in all 50 states,” and “approving a path to citizenship for people who are in the U.S. illegally, but are working, have no criminal record and pay taxes.”
Majorities in all three states also supported “legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.”
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