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Poll Shows Support for Connecticut's New Gun Law; Did State Go Far Enough?

FILE - This June 5, 2013 file photo, the desk of State Sen. Joseph Crisco Jr. D-Woodbridge is seen with photographs of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting and a green bracelet reading "Newtown 26" during the final day of session at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Lawmakers may have passed a far-reaching gun control bill and legislation to block the release of crime scene photos from the Sandy Hook massacre and other homicides, but that doesn't mean they're finished dealing with the school shooting. More recommendations on mental health and school security are due from the governor's task force, and another group is supposed to make recommendations on possible FOI changes by January. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — While a new Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University Poll shows a majority of Connecticut voters support the state's new gun control law, there's doubt whether enough has been done to help prevent another mass school shooting like the one in Newtown.

In a survey released Wednesday, 57 percent of registered voters said they supported the new gun law, which includes an expanded assault weapons ban and a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines. Thirty-seven percent opposed it.

When asked whether enough has been done in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to reduce the likelihood of a future school shooting, 47 percent said no, while 43 percent answered yes.

The telephone survey of 1,154 voters, conducted June 12-17, had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — While a new Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University Poll shows a majority of Connecticut voters support the state's new gun control law, there's doubt whether enough has been done to help prevent another mass school shooting like the one in Newtown.

In a survey released Wednesday, 57 percent of registered voters said they supported the new gun law, which includes an expanded assault weapons ban and a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines. Thirty-seven percent opposed it.

When asked whether enough has been done in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to reduce the likelihood of a future school shooting, 47 percent said no, while 43 percent answered yes.

The telephone survey of 1,154 voters, conducted June 12-17, had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

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