Poll: Only 6 percent of Illinoisans strongly oppose fingerprinting for FOID applicants
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
* We’ve talked about this NPR Illinois poll before. It’s an online poll and it produced some surprisingly strong (32 percent) job approval numbers from Republicans for Gov. Pritzker. But, even if it’s in the ballpark, these are pretty strong numbers…
The “strongly support” numbers are also pretty high, according to the poll. 54 percent strongly support banning high capacity magazines (64 percent total with just 15 percent strongly opposed), 55 percent strongly support an assault weapons ban (72 percent total with just 19 percent strongly opposed), 73 percent strongly support mental health background checks before purchases (92 percent total with 3 percent strongly opposed) and 69 percent strongly support making FOID applicants submit fingerprints (88 percent total with 6 percent strongly opposed).