A new poll out from Quinnipiac finds Colorado voters continue to overwhelmingly oppose restrictive gun control measures passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature and signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2013. Voters also feel that U.S. Senator Michael Bennet does not deserve reelection by a margin of 40-32.
From the poll’s release:
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet gets a 41 – 34 percent approval rating and voters say 40 – 32 percent that he does not deserve reelection in 2016.
Voters give U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner a 48 – 28 percent approval rating.
With wide partisan and gender gaps, Colorado voters oppose 56 – 39 percent tougher gun control laws. Opposition is 80 – 18 percent among Republicans and 59 – 35 percent among independent voters, while Democrats support tougher laws 76 – 19 percent.
Men oppose tougher laws 69 – 27 percent, while women support them 51 – 44 percent.
Most interesting is the number of independent voters who oppose stricter gun laws — by 17%.
Crosstabs and trends are available here.