POLITICS
01/22/2013 09:55 am ET | Updated Mar 24, 2013

1/22/13-1/27/13 Pollster Open Thread

This open thread is to review this week's polling, look ahead toward future elections or whatever else you want to talk about. The thread will remain open until the end of the week.

Below, a roundup of some of the polling on last week's biggest issues:

Gun Control
In U.S., 38% Dissatisfied and Want Stricter Gun Laws (Gallup)
In Gun Control Debate, Several Options Draw Majority Support (Pew)
Most Americans support new gun-control measures after Newtown massacre (Post/ABC)
Poll Finds That Obama’s Base Overlaps With Gun-Control Coalition (United Technology/National
Journal
)
Gun control: now is the time to talk about it (YouGov)
Slight dip in support for gun control measures in last month (CNN/Time/ORC)
9 in 10 back universal gun background checks (CBS/NYT)
Fox News poll: Twice as many favor more guns over banning guns to reduce crime (Fox)
Americans Support Obama’s Proposals to Deal with Gun Crime (Angus Reid)
Gun restrictions have widespread public support (Reuters/Ipsos)
After Conn. school shooting, nearly 6 in 10 Americans back stricter gun laws (AP-GfK)

Abortion
Roe v. Wade at 40: Most Oppose Overturning Abortion Decision (Pew)
Abortion in America: Trends Over Time (Marist, for Knights of Columbus)

Other Topics
Most see damage if US debt limit not raised (AP-GfK)
63% of GOP Voters Think Republicans in Congress Out of Touch (Rasmussen)
Hagel pick supported by Democrats, but not Republicans (Post/ABC)
Lhota Leads Unknowns In New York City GOP Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But He Loses Mayoral Race 3-1 To Any Democrat (Quinnipiac)
Conspiracy Theories Prosper: 25% Of Americans Are "Truthers" (Fairleigh Dickinson)
Americans Call for Term Limits, End to Electoral College (Gallup)
Country split on how things are going (CNN/ORC)