Poll: Gun Control Support Remains Mostly Steady Since Newtown

The small increase in support for gun control post-Newtown hasn't faded, according to a Pew/USA Today poll released Thursday. Half of Americans say it's more important to control gun ownership, compared to 46 percent who place more importance on protecting the right of Americans to own guns. That 4-point difference follows 6- and 7-point margins in favor of gun control in late December and in January, and marks the most enduring swing toward such measures since 2008 in Pew's polling.