NEWARK - New Jersey residents are split on Gov. Chris Christie's decision to veto legislation that would have reduced the number of bullets gun magazines can hold.
A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Tuesday finds 49 percent of Garden State residents support the veto. Another 42 percent disagree.
“Most gun control measures we have asked about in the past garner large majorities in support,” said David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and professor of political science at Rutgers University. “This one is different, with residents slightly more in favor of the veto than opposed, perhaps because the change seems only incremental and did not strike gun opponents as significant.”
Residents also remain worried about guns, but not as worried as they used to be. Sixty-eight percent told pollsters they're "very concerned" about gun violence. That's down 9 points from immediately after the Sandy Hook shooting.