Exclusive poll: New Yorkers on Biden’s performance; stricter gun laws

When it comes to President Biden’s popularity among New York voters, he may take solace in knowing he’s above water in the Empire State.

As part of an exclusive poll conducted by NewsChannel 13 and SurveyUSA, 3,500 New Yorkers were asked if they approve or disapprove of the job Joe Biden is doing as president.

Of the 3,500 New Yorkers surveyed, 85% say they are registered voters. The poll has an accuracy margin of +/- 2 ½%.

Nearly half, 49%, say they strongly or somewhat approve of Biden’s job performance, 46% somewhat or strongly disapprove, and 5% were not sure.

When it comes down to a binary choice between reducing mass shootings or protecting gun rights, New Yorkers couldn’t be much more clear on how they feel at it.

The numbers don’t lie. Should gun laws become more strict or stay the same? 71% think they need to become more strict, 16% stay the same, 6% less strict.

Do you support or oppose a ban on assault weapons? The survey found 74% support a ban, 21% oppose.

Should high-capacity magazines be banned? 73% say yes, 19% say no.

What about limiting the number of rounds of ammunition a weapon can hold? 75% support the idea. 20% do not.

Raising the minimum age to purchase an assault weapon from 18 to 21? 84% say yes, 12% say no.

Requiring a background check for all gun purchases? 91% say yes, 7% say no.

Finally, allowing family members or law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily suspend a person’s access to guns if they have evidence that a person poses a significant threat to themselves or others. That is something 88% of New Yorkers would like to see enacted.