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Poll: Strong support for gun background checks

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SEATTLE (AP) - A new poll shows strong support among Washington voters for a ballot initiative that would require background checks on all firearm sales in the state.

The Elway Poll found that 70 percent of people were inclined to vote for Initiative 594. The same poll showed that 46 percent of people were inclined to vote for a competing measure, Initiative 591, which would prevent Washington state from adopting background-check laws stricter than the national standard.

Thirty-two percent of respondents said they were inclined to vote for both initiatives in November.

The poll of 506 registered voters was taken July 8-11. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

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