Same poll also states more people like the NRA than Pres. Obama. It looks groan worthy until you realize who conducted the poll, how, and who commissioned it: Polling done by: Public Policy Polling. A firm that specializes in conducting polling for Democratic Party candidates and progressive causes. Surprising (or not) they've conducted similar gun control polls with similar results in other spots around the country. They were also caught last year messing with poll results. The Public Policy Polling does sound very high tech if you read their "about us" page. From their own description they sound capable of polling juuuuust the right demographic their customer may want. And they can do it many times as it costs so little to conduct. The poll appears to be hosted/commissioned by: Center for American Progress Action Fund. Just follow the link to the poll from the Salem StatesmanJournal. The Oregonian was at least thoughtful enough to copy and re-host the report so as to leave no trace. Per Wikipedia “The Center for American Progress is a left wing public policy research and advocacy organization. Its website states that the organization is "dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action". The Center presents a liberalviewpoint on economic issues. It has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.. Its President and chief executive officer is Neera Tanden, who worked for the Obama and Clinton administrations and for Hillary Clinton’s campaigns. “ The old Oregon poll quote of "81%" was completed almost one year ago to the day (just weeks after Newton) So I guess someone thought it needed a refresh. Funny thing is background checks ranked 3rd as most important to poll respondents at the time. Support in general for gun control has fallen since then. (numbers are FAV OPP DK) A. Improving the mental health system to identify and treat potential assailants ...................................................91.....6.....3 B. Providing schools with financial help for security measures, such as doors with card locks and security cameras ...........84....12....4 C. Requiring background checks for all gun sales, including sales between individuals ........................................... ...81....16....3 A relevant rank as it is obvious that if Oregon has a problem it's mental health/suicide. Not so much criminal behavior (unless you live in a high crime area). Here are some suicide states (81% of firearm fatalities). And just a little more on historical 2006-2010 Oregon stats. As for the new poll, just look at the first question about background checks: Do you support or oppose requiring a criminal background check of every person who wants to buy a firearm? In other words, should a criminal be allowed to buy a firearm with no restrictions. The rest of the poll is more of the same, along with polling on how you might support representatives who would allow criminals to buy any weapon they wanted, or so I believe the poll try's to imply. So Oregon representatives; Why work so hard on a bill (SB 1551) that won't address the obvious problem (mental health) much less gun-violence (a next to none existing problem in most of Oregon) that even more Oregonian voters wanted addressed than background checks? What's been done about making schools safer? Stop playing politics and fix something that actually needs fixing! And finally, I wonder what this poll would look like if it were conducted in Oregon?