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Poll finds most in state would support gun background checks

Jul 31, 2013 McClatchy Newspapers

CHEYENNE -- Only one in three Wyoming residents oppose a proposal to extend background checks to all gun sales, according to a recent statewide poll.

A survey by Public Policy Polling found 55 percent of Wyomingites would support extending background checks to Internet and gun show sales, 33 percent oppose it and 11 percent are not sure.

The poll sampled 1,203 registered voters between July 19 and 21. The margin of error for the survey was 2.8 percent.

The polling firm conducted a national poll in June that found 71 percent of registered voters supported expanded background checks.

Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, said the statewide results show how popular a law expanding background checks would be even in a pro-gun state such as Wyoming.

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