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Why Polling on Gun Control Gets It Wrong

Why Polling on Gun Control Gets It Wrong

Update: 2022-06-077
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In calling for Republicans to pass gun safety measures like expanded background checks, Democrats point to polls that show most Americans support the idea. 

They aren’t wrong about the polling. In fact, some polls show that over 90 percent of Americans support expanded checks. 

Polling, however, does not tell the whole story. 

Guest: Nate Cohn, a domestic correspondent for The Upshot at The New York Times.

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Corey Shaker

why is there so much talk about background checks like they don't already exist? Every gun purchased legally goes through one.

Jun 9th
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Why Polling on Gun Control Gets It Wrong

Why Polling on Gun Control Gets It Wrong

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