Texas Law Shield is disturbed, but not surprised, by the results of a poll released Tuesday that shows large majorities of people in Virginia, New York, and New Jersey supporting a national gun registry.
The joint survey, conducted by Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey, Roanoke College in Virginia, and Siena College in New York, shows that 74 percent of New Jersey voters favor establishing a national gun registry.
The survey shows that 68 percent of New York voters agree with that, as do 63 percent of Virginia voters.
The polls were conducted February 22-28, 2014. None of the colleges said they asked party affiliation of the respondents.
NRA Spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told Emily Miller at the Washington Times that the poll appears skewed.
“Given the exceptionally high numbers of support for President Obama and Hillary Clinton in this poll, it isn’t surprising that there would be high numbers of support for draconian gun control proposals. The poll does seem skewed with too many liberals and Democrats.”
The Roanoke/Rutgers-Eagleton/Siena College Study was conducted jointly by The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College in Virginia, The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University in New Jersey and The Siena College Research Institute in New York.
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