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09/23/2013 11:19 am ET Updated Sep 23, 2013

9/23/13-9/29/13 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:

Syria
Public Backs Diplomatic Approach in Syria, But Distrusts Syria and Russia (Pew Research)
Syria Polls Find Support For Diplomacy, But Skepticism Over Impact (HuffPost/YouGov)
Americans strongly back diplomatic solution on Syria but give Obama low marks (ABC/Post)

Guns
Gun Control Polls Find Support Sliding For Harsher Laws (HuffPost/YouGov)
33% Think Stricter Gun Laws Might Have Prevented Navy Yard Shooting (Rasmussen)
Americans Fault Mental Health System Most for Gun Violence (Gallup)
Gov't Gets Poor Marks On Protecting Gun Rights (AP/NORC)

Other National Topics
Americans Laud Kerry's Efforts as Secretary of State (Gallup)
Democrats Lack Advantage on Three Key U.S. Issue Areas (Gallup)
Congressional Leaders Get Low Marks as Fiscal Fight Looms (Gallup)
Poll shows healthy young adults may keep Obamacare afloat (Reuters/Ipsos)
Most Americans Think A Government Shutdown Would Hurt Them (HuffPost/YouGov)
Republicans Sour on Ben Bernanke (Pew Research)

State/Local Topics
In New Hampshire, Clinton Still Ahead, Warren Moves Up (PPP)
Most New Jerseyans Support Vetoed Gun Control Legislation, Are Concerned About Gun Violence (Rutgers-Eagleton)
Jersey Says Christie Eying The White House (Monmouth)

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