Poll: Most voters support assault weapons ban

President Donald Trump said Wednesday “there is no political appetite” for an assault weapons ban “at this moment.” Voters — including the majority of Republican voters — disagree.

A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows nearly 7 in 10 registered voters, 69 percent, support banning assault weapons, including 57 percent who “strongly support” such a ban. Only 23 percent of voters oppose an assault weapons ban.

Support for banning assault weapons cuts across parties, though it is strongest among Democrats. Majorities of Democrats (86 percent), Republicans (55 percent) and independents (65 percent) support banning assault weapons.