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NBC Conducts Political Poll, Results Published

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(NBC News)-- NBC News conducted an online poll via SurveyMonkey to gauge Americans opinion on the following topics: Arming teachers, gun control, #MeToo, biggest areas of division, Trump approval, and 2018 midterm elections. 

The poll was conducted online from Monday, Feb. 26 through Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The results are among a national sample of 2,857 adults aged 18 and over. 

Arming Teachers

  • 56% of Americans disagree with President Trump’s proposal that some teachers carry concealed guns as a solution to increase school safety; 42% agree with President Trump’s proposal to arm teachers.
  • 80% of Republicans agree with President Trump’s proposal and only 19% disagree.
  • 35% of Independents agree with the proposal and 64% disagree.
  • Only 11% of Democrats agree with the proposal and 88% disagree.

Gun Control

  • 40% of Americans are angry about the way Congress has handled the issue of gun control, 36% are dissatisfied but not angry, 17% are satisfied but not enthusiastic and 4% are enthusiastic.
  • 34% of Americans are angry about the way President Trump has handled the issue of gun control, 26% are dissatisfied, 25% are satisfied, 13% are enthusiastic.
  • 61% of Americans believe that government and society can take action that will be effective in preventing shootings like the one in Parkland, FL from happening again; 36% believe that shootings like the one in Parkland, FL will happen again regardless of what action is taken by government and society.

-#MeToo

  • 51% of Americans believe the #MeToo movement and the recent reports of sexual assault and harassment have helped address gender inequality, 26% say that the reports have made no difference, and 20% say it’s led to unfair treatment of men.

Biggest Area of Division

  • 26% think the biggest source of division in America today is race, 25% think it’s partisanship, 22% think ideology and 13% think class, followed by religion (5%), none of the above (6%) and gender (2%).

Trump Approval

  • 55% of Americans disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president and 44% approve.

2018 Midterm Elections

  • 44% of Americans would vote for the Democratic candidate if the November 2018 elections were being held today, 37% would vote for the Republican candidate and 14% would not vote.
  • Among those who say they’d vote if the 2018 November elections were today, 38% would vote to ensure that their party controls Congress and 27% would vote to ensure that the opposing party does not control Congress; 29% say control of Congress would not be a factor in their vote.  

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