Tags: virginia | bloomberg | guns

Poll: Virginians Tell Bloomberg to Butt Out After Guns Comment

Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 09:51 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A majority of Virginians say New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg went too far when he claimed that many of the guns used in city crimes are coming from Virginia. But, almost half of voters in a new poll said their state lawmakers should do more to address gun control issues.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll of 1,374 registered Virginia voters, 52 percent said the mayor should keep out of Virginia's business, while 43 percent agreed that the Virginia legislature should address his claim that easily-bought guns from the state are increasingly turning up in New York crimes.

Editor's Note : Video Exposes Dangers of Obamacare Law

The poll conducted Aug. 14-19 found a wide partisan, gender and racial split on Bloomberg's claim with 67 percent of Democrats agreeing that the legislature should do something about his concerns while 74 percent of Republicans disagreed. Among independent voters, 57 percent agreed that Bloomberg may have raised an issue that needs to be dealt with by Virginia lawmakers.

The survey found that among male voters, 57 percent did not believe Bloomberg's claim and said he should stay out of the Virginia gun debate. Women, however, were split 48 percent to 48 percent on the question, while 55 percent of black voters surveyed agreed with the mayor that Virginia's gun laws are not as tough as they should be.

Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said the Virginia survey on Bloomberg's claim reflects "the division of opinion in Virginia and the country on gun control matters."


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Fundraising Figures, Ad Spending Lend Insight Into Senate Races

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 09:48 AM

While polls can provide a snapshot of where a race stands in the public's eye, quarterly fundraising figures also give i . . .

Report: Dozens of ISIS Supporters Living Openly in US

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 09:25 AM

There are dozens of supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) living openly in the United States, according to research bas . . .

Man in Dallas With Ebola Initially Sent Home With Antibiotics

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 08:27 AM

A man with Ebola in Dallas was initially sent home from the hospital with antibiotics after seeking treatment for an unk . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved