2013 State by State Support for Background Checks

by Mayors Against Illegal Guns

March 25, 2013

In early 2013, Douglas Schoen LLC conducted polls on behalf of Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 21 states and in 41 Congressional districts–all of which showed that likely voters overwhelmingly support background checks for all gun sales, including, for example, 94% of North Dakota voters, 79% of Montana voters, and 89% of New Hampshire voters.

State Senator NRA Rat. % Voters who support BGCs Download

AZ

Sen. Jeff Flake A

90%

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Sen. John McCain B+

AR

Sen. Mark Pryor C+

84%

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Sen. John Boozman A

FL

Sen. Marco Rubio B+

94%

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Sen. Bill Nelson F

GA

Sen. Saxby Chambliss A+

91%

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Sen. Johnny Isakson A

IN

Sen. Dan Coats C+

89%

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Sen. Joe Donnelly A

IA

Sen. Chuck Grassley A

88%

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Sen. Tom Harkin F

KY

Sen. Mitch McConnell A

82%

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Sen. Rand Paul A

LA

Sen. Mary Landrieu C

85%

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Sen. David Vitter A

ME

Sen. Susan Collins C+

85%

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Sen. Angus King ?

MO

Sen. Claire McCaskill F

85%

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Sen. Roy Blunt A

MT

Sen. Max Baucus A+

79%

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Sen. Jon Tester A-

NV

Sen. Harry Reid B

86%

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Sen. Dean Heller A

NH

Sen. Kelly Ayotte A

89%

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen F

NM

Sen. Tom Udall C-

83%

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Sen. Martin Heinrich B

NC

Sen. Kay Hagan F

90%

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Sen. Richard Burr A

ND

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp A

94%

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Sen. John Hoeven A

OH

Sen. Rob Portman A

83%

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Sen. Sherrod Brown F

OK

Sen. Tom Coburn A

87%

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Sen. Jim Inhofe A+

PA

Sen. Bob Casey B+

88%

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Sen. Pat Toomey A

SD

Sen. Tim Johnson A

79%

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Sen. John Thune A+

UT

Sen. Orrin Hatch A+

83%

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Sen. Mike Lee A

 

Polling Results from Key Congressional Districts

State Representative NRA Rat. % Voters who support BGCs Download

CA-31

Rep. Gary Miller A

97%

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CA-39

Rep. Ed Royce A

91%

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CA-10

Rep. Jeff Denham A

92%

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CA-21

Rep. David Valadao A

85%

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CA-23

Rep. Kevin McCarthy A

88%

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CA-25

Rep. Buck McKeon A

91%

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CO-3

Rep. Scott Tipton A

80%

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CO-6

Rep. Mike Coffman A

83%

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FL-13

Rep. CW “Bill” Young B+

92%

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FL-27

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen A-

95%

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FL-9

Rep. Alan Grayson C+

88%

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IA-3

Rep. Tom Latham A

83%

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MI-6

Rep. Fred Upton A

92%

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MI-7

Rep. Tim Walberg A

87%

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MI-8

Rep. Mike Rogers A

87%

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MN-1

Rep. Tim Walz A

85%

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MN-3

Rep. Erik Paulsen A

81%

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NJ-2

Rep. Frank LoBiondo A

95%

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NJ-3

Rep. Jon Runyan A

89%

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NJ-4

Rep. Chris Smith C+

100%

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NJ-5

Rep. Scott Garrett A

91%

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NJ-7

Rep. Leonard Lance A-

92%

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NJ-11

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen B-

97%

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NM-3

Rep. Ben Lujan B

97%

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NV-3

Rep. Joe Heck A

88%

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NY-19

Rep. Chris Gibson A

94%

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NY-23

Rep. Tom Reed A

94%

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OH-10

Rep. Mike Turner A

84%

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OH-13

Rep. Tim Ryan A-

88%

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OH-14

Rep. David Joyce A

79%

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PA-6

Rep. Jim Gerlach A

96%

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PA-7

Rep. Pat Meehan A

96%

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PA-8

Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick A

96%

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PA-15

Rep. Charles Dent A

90%

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VA-2

Rep. Scott Rigell A-

85%

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VA-6

Rep. Bob Goodlatte A

89%

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VA-10

Rep. Frank Wolf B+

88%

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WA-8

Rep. Dave Reichert B

80%

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WI-6

Rep. Tom Petri A

87%

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WI-8

Rep. Reid Ribble A

84%

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