Politics

Poll: 67 Percent Of Americans Support Obama's Executive Orders On Gun Control

| by Sean Kelly
President Barack Obama.President Barack Obama.

A majority of Americans support President Barack Obama’s executive action on guns, according to a CNN/ORC poll published on Jan. 7.

The poll showed that 67 percent of Americans favored Obama’s actions on gun control, with 32 percent opposing them. Of Democrats polled, 87 percent expressed support for the executive actions, while 65 percent of Independents and 51 percent of Republicans agreed.

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A total of 57 percent of gun owners also supported the president’s actions on gun purchases, and 56 percent of rural residents agreed.

Despite the support, many are skeptical about the effectiveness of the executive actions once they are implemented. Six in 10 people polled said they believe the actions won’t be effective, with three quarters of gun owners agreeing.

Sources: Politico, CNN / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Joe Crimmings/Flickr