The poll found that 56 percent of voters surveyed support the state's stricter new gun control laws, which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law last year in the wake of one of the most deadly school shootings in the nation's history — at Sandy Hook School in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012.
Thirty-eight percent of respondents did not support the gun laws, according to the poll.
When examined through a partisan lens, Democrats overwhelmingly support the new gun laws, while a majority of Republicans oppose them; a slight majority of independent voters support them, too. By the numbers, 84 percent of Democrats and 54 percent of independent voters support the laws, with 69 percent of Republicans against them.
Quinnipiac says 51 percent of men oppose Connecticut's stricter gun laws, compared to 45 percent who support them, while 66 percent of women back the laws and 27 percent don't.
The constitutionality of the laws has been challenged, unsuccessfully so far, in the courts, and they have also found their way into the race for governor.
Voters' Stance on Other Social Issues
From May 1 – 6, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,668 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.Your Stance?
Do you support the laws, and what is your political affiliation and gender?