Poll: Majority of Voters Support Arming Teachers, School Staff with Concealed Firearms 

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

The majority of voters support arming teachers and school staff with concealed firearms, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found Thursday.

Fifty-four percent either strongly or somewhat support the arming of teachers and staff to respond to a school shooting. Just 35 percent either somewhat or strongly oppose the measure:

  • Strongly support 31 percent
  • Somewhat support 23 percent
  • Somewhat oppose 15 percent
  • Strongly oppose 20 percent

When respondents were asked whether or not they believed there will be more, fewer, or the same amount of incidents of gun violence in President Joe Biden’s America, only five percent said fewer.

Fifty-four percent said there would be more gun violence under Biden’s presidency, and 34 percent said gun violence would remain about the same amount.

While voters believe Biden’s America will become less safe, a Wednesday poll found voters trust Republicans on gun policy than Democrats by three points and outside the poll’s margin of error.

The polling comes after 19 children and two adults were killed in a mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school on Tuesday. The shooter was 18 years of age and old enough to legally purchase a firearm but broke several gun laws in the act.

The poll sampled 1920 registered voters on May 25 with a margin of error of two percentage points.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter and Gettr @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.

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