FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               August 29th, 2019    

POLL: Arizonans support for gun safety legislation increases

54% of Arizonans Believe Current Laws on Guns are not Strict Enough

PHOENIX (Aug 29th, 2019) – A majority of Arizonans say the current laws on the sale and ownership of guns in Arizona are not strict enough, according to a survey conducted by OH Predictive Insights (OHPI).

The poll was conducted August 13 – 14th, with a sample of 600 respondents identified as likely voters. The medium utilized was a blended phone survey yielding a +/-4% MOE.

The recent spate of gun violence across the country is clearly shifting public opinion,” said Mike Noble, Chief of Research and Managing Partner of Phoenix-based research company OH Predictive Insights. “In the last three months, the most notable demographic shift was among the coveted Independent voter bloc while Republicans and Democrats saw only a marginal shift,”

Fifty-four percent of the likely 2020 General Election voters believe that the current laws in Arizona on the sale and ownership of guns are not strict enough. We also found that 46% of respondents identified as either they or someone in their household owned a gun while 52% were non-gun households.  The poll further shows that those who think the laws are not strict enough increased 6-points from 48% (OHPI May Poll)  to 54%. While those who believe the laws are too strict dropped 2-points from 6% to 4% compared to the poll results released in May.

 

Compared with the poll results of May, both Republicans and Independents support gun safety legislation increased 3-points and 17-points, respectively. This shows that regardless of the party affiliation, Arizonans all support gun safety legislation more than before. “Gun safety legislation support is on the rise,” Eileen Liao, Senior Data Analyst at OH Predictive Insights said, “Regardless of party affiliation, majority of Arizonans (54%) support gun safety legislation, Independents have crossed the threshold in a majority supporting such legislation.”

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Methodology: This blended poll was conducted via live caller and IVR. The survey was completed by OH Predictive Insights on August 13, 2019, and August 14, 2019, from an Arizona likely 2020 General Election voter sample. The sample demographics accurately reflected party affiliation, gender, region, and age. The sample size was 600 completed surveys, with an MoE of ± 4%. Numbers may not total 100%, due to rounding.

Media Contacts:   Mike Noble, OH Predictive Insights, m.noble@ohpredictive.com, (480) 313-1837

Haylye Plaster, OH Predictive Insights,  h.plaster@ohpredictive.com,  (602) 402-5181

About OH Predictive Insights:
Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights provides accurate polling, focus groups, data analytics, and advanced targeted marketing to political and non-political clients alike. With leading professionals in the advertising, communication, polling and political arenas, OH Predictive Insights will service political and non-political clients looking to improve their footing on key stakeholders and consumers. For more information, please call 602-402-5181 or submit a request online.

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