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New PPP Poll: Support Dips For Gun Background Checks

Support for background checks has dipped nationally but remains strong, according to a poll by the Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling set for release Tuesday.

The finding, shared in advance with TPM, was that 73 percent of registered American voters support “requiring background checks for all gun sales, including gun shows and the internet,” while 21 percent oppose it.

“The 90 percent support we were seeing for background checks earlier in the year isn’t there anymore,” PPP director Tom Jensen told TPM by email.

The party-line split for background checks was 87-8 percent among Democrats, 63-30 among Republicans and 62-31 among independents.