Eighty-six percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll favor a ban on gun purchases by those on the watch list. The survey also finds an increase in support for an assault weapons ban, to 51 percent, even as most Americans are in favor of encouraging more people to carry guns legally in self-defense. Further, given broad worries about another lone-wolf attack, most favor increased surveillance of suspected terrorists, even if that intrudes on privacy rights.
Mirroring her rebound in the overall race for the White House, Clinton leads Trump by 50-39 percent in trust to handle terrorism in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. That’s similar to the gap in March after a more closely divided view last month.