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A nearly identical 73 percent of voters support expanding background checks in North Carolina, and more than half — 52 percent — say they're more likely to support Hagan because she backed the bill.

The pair's colleagues from across the aisle — Sens. David VitterDavid Bruce VitterSenate panel advances Trump nominee who wouldn't say if Brown v. Board of Education was decided correctly Planned Parenthood targets judicial nominee over abortion comments Trump nominates wife of ex-Louisiana senator to be federal judge MORE (R-La.) and Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrConservatives leery of FBI deal on informant Senate confirms Haspel to head CIA The Hill's Morning Report: Mueller probe hits one-year mark MORE (R-N.C.) — saw a corresponding decline in popularity. Half of North Carolinians say they're less likely to support Burr because of his gun vote, and four in 10 Louisianans say the same about Vitter.

PPP released polls earlier this week showing that senators from Alaska, Arizona, Nevada and Ohio were also facing a backlash over their refusal to back the gun control bill, which fell five votes short of the 60 required in the Senate.

Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuLandrieu dynasty faces a pause in Louisiana Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Project Veritas at risk of losing fundraising license in New York, AG warns MORE and Kay HaganKay Ruthven Hagan2020 Dems compete for top campaign operatives Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Politics is purple in North Carolina MORE helped their chances for reelection by supporting background checks,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, in a statement. “Their constituents overwhelmingly support the stance they took on this issue and are ready to reward them for it at the ballot box next year.”