It seems unlikely that President Obama's proposed ban on assault weapons will clear Congress. But there is broad support among the public for his call for expanded background checks on gun purchases, according to a CBS/New York Times poll. Overall, 92 percent of Americans support universal background checks. That includes 89 percent of Republicans and 85 percent of those living in households with a National Rifle Association member.
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