- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Most Americans oppose stricter gun laws and disapprove of President Obama’s handling of gun control even as they remain split on whether the president has done enough on the issue, according to CNN/ORC poll results out Tuesday.

Sixty-two percent disapprove of Mr. Obama’s handling of the issue, compared to 35 percent who approve. And 51 percent of Americans said they are opposed to stricter gun laws, compared to 48 percent who are in favor.

Thirty-nine percent said Mr. Obama has gone too far on changing the country’s gun laws, 38 percent said he has not gone far enough, and 20 percent said he has done the right amount.

Fifty-three percent of gun owners said Mr. Obama has gone too far, while 52 percent of people without a gun in their homes said he hasn’t gone far enough.

A majority - 52 percent - did say they approve of the president’s handling of the economy. And approval of his handling of climate change has improved 4 points, to 49 percent. Overall, Mr. Obama had a 47 percent job approval rating, compared to 52 percent who said they disapprove.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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