A majority of people favor President Obama’s efforts to impose stricter gun laws, according to a Gallup survey released late Friday.
According to the poll, 53 percent said they would want their congressman to vote in favor of Obama’s proposals, against 41 who said they would want their representative to vote against the proposals.
The issue, according to Gallup, remains highly partisan – 82 percent of Democrats favor the new laws, while 15 percent oppose, compared to only 22 percent of Republicans who are in favor, against 72 who oppose.
Obama has sought to rally public support in past battles over taxes and spending, and is leveraging his high approval rating, and recent opinion polls that show public support for tighter gun restrictions, in an effort to pressure Congress to take action.
The Gallup survey of 1,021 adults was conducted on Jan. 17 and has a 4 percentage point margin of error.