NEC Poll: NH voters want assault weapons banned

A New England College poll shows New Hampshire voters support an assault weapon ban by an overwhelming 72% to 24% margin.

In the survey from the school’s Center for Civic Engagement, Granite Staters expressed almost universal support for universal background checks, favoring that proposal by an even larger 88% to 10% margin.

"The numbers of voters in support of universal background checks are so high as to make demographic examination worthless," noted Dr. Ben Tafoya, NEC Poll director. "It is difficult to imagine the voting public has a great consensus on anything than they show on this issue.”

The results are based on automated calls using landlines and cellphones to 656 registered voters with a +/- 3.8% margin of error. The survey was conducted on January 21-22, 2013.