Topic: Gun Policy (3/6) - Obama's second-worst issue

Obama announced that he will implement these policies [background check for guns] by issuing executive orders, which means that they will take effect without any action by Congress. Do you favor or oppose Obama using executive orders to implement these policies?

Favor: 44%

Oppose: 54%

No Opinion: 1%

Despite the fact that most Americans support some key components of Obama’s executive orders on guns, the majority don’t think Obama should resort to executive orders to get the laws implemented. Here, Americans’ dissatisfaction seems to be focused more on the president’s potential executive overreach, rather than the contents of the proposal.