Gun Vote Hurt Senators in Alaska, Nevada and Arizona, Poll Says

Offices dubious that PPP poll is nuanced enough.


From left, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Polls show Begich and Flake suffered dips in popularity following their gun votes.

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"I would urge caution on it. How many people are actually plugged into the gun vote? I would like to see some additional polling," says Kyle Kondik, a political scientist at the University of Virginia. "That is not a diss At PPP, I am just inclined to want to see more information. If it turns out that there is a trend that the gun vote has this much impact, then this would be the best opportunity for gun-control advocates to get another vote, but I think it is too early to tell."

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