Democrats, Independents Less Likely Than GOP to Blame Mental Illness in Gun Attacks

Democrats, Independents Less Likely Than GOP to Blame Mental Illness in Gun Attacks
Posted on Aug 07 2019
Morning Consult
NAMI mentioned
Reports on a new Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,960 registered voters, 48% of voters are in agreement with Trump, placing “a lot” of blame on mental illness for mass shootings, while another 35% place “some.” Among the GOP electorate, roughly 3 in 5 Republicans place “a lot” of blame on mental illness for mass shootings — making it the No. 1 factor Republicans believe drive mass shootings. “In the U.S., it is easier to get a gun than it is to get mental health care,” said Angela Kimball, the acting CEO of NAMI.