Siena Poll: New Yorkers Support SAFE Act & Banning Assault Weapon Sales

Siena Poll: New Yorkers Support SAFE Act & Banning Assault Weapon Sales
Posted at 9:25 AM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-19 14:10:23-04

Five years after its passage, the New York SAFE Act remains very popular with voters, who now support it 61-28 percent, that's up from 59-33 percent in October 2015.

The numbers hold when just looking at "upstate" voters, although the margin is much closer at 48-42%.

According to the latest Siena Poll, voters strongly support six measures to address guns and/or school safety – three passed by the State Senate and three passed by the State Assembly – though none have yet passed both houses.

Our own poll on Facebook, though, shows a much different result from Western New Yorkers: 

Why do two different polls on the SAFE Act have such different results? It's all about how they're held -- we explain why here.

By a 65-32 percent margin, Siena voters support a ban on the sale of assault weapons nationally.

And voters oppose, 69-28 percent, allowing teachers to be licensed to carry concealed firearms in school.


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