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POLL: Americans overwhelmingly approve of background checks for gun purchases

Do you favor or oppose background checks on potential gun buyers?

Favor 94% Oppose 6%
Source: CNN/Opinion Research Corp.
Date conducted: 1/14/2011 - 1/16/2011
Sample: 1,014 adults
Margin of error: +/- 3% pts

According to This Poll

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll finds that 94 percent of Americans approve of background checks for people attempting to buy a gun.

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