Rep. Bennie Thompson was nominated for the Democratic nomination in Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District.
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A candidate’s position regarding gun control laws is important, but more so for Democrats than Republicans – CBS News poll
Republican and Democratic voters tend to be on opposite sides of the debate on the issue of guns in America, but the issue seems to weigh more heavily on Democrats when it comes to voting. Although Democrats tend to feel more energized about how guns will impact their vote, Republicans are less likely to predict that a candidate’s position on gun policy would have an effect on their vote than Democrats.
For instance, a large majority of Republicans oppose a law restricting the AR-15 semi-automatic weapon, and most Republican voters would be less likely to vote for a candidate who supported such restrictions. Still, the percentage who say so is just over half, compared to three in four Democrats who would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported restricting the AR-15. For three in 10 Republican voters, the issue would make no difference. This is true of just 12% of Democratic voters.