I would have found the results more useful if they had compared polls for Colorado over time rather than the national polls. Rasmussen Reports has this poll.
. . . A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters finds that 41% think the United States needs stricter gun control laws. But 53% disagree and see no need for stricter anti-gun laws. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This is virtually identical to national findings following the July 20 incident in Aurora, Colorado, in which 12 people died and at least 30 others were wounded. Opposition to stricter gun control laws nationally has ranged from a high of 54% this past February to a low of 37% in April 2007 following the shootings at Virginia Tech.
Sixty-six percent (66%) of Colorado voters believe the suspect in the Aurora shootings should receive the death penalty if convicted. Just 20% oppose the death penalty for the suspected killer, but 14% more are undecided. . . .
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