First Poll Since Debate Shows How Americans Responded to Beto O’Rourke’s Call for Gun Confiscation
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A new poll shows how the presidential candidate field is shaping up, and also how Americans responded to Beto O’Rourke’s call to confiscate guns.
The Morning Consult poll is the first since the third debate of the competitors for the Democratic nomination.
While Joe Biden kept the lead with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in second, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) continued her slow climb towards rising past Sanders.
O’Rourke saw little change in his support, which has dwindled from a high of 8 percent in April in the same poll, to 4 percent in the newest numbers.
Some gun control advocates were hoping that his call to confiscate guns might lead to a greater support, but the poll shows otherwise.
The poll showed 32 percent support for the frontrunner Biden, and 20 percent support for Sanders. Warren climbs to 18 percent, just 2 percentage points down from her socialist competition.
In the second tier of competitors, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) comes in with 6 percent support, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg comes in at 5 percent, and O’Rourke climbs slightly to 4 percent.
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” said O’Rourke at the debate to large applause. Unfortunately for his presidential aspirations, that applause did not manifest in greater support.
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