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Poll: Ohioans want expanded gun checks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A recent poll finds wide support among Ohio voters for new restrictions on buying guns at gun shows and online.

The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University indicates that 78% support expanded background checks for people buying guns those ways.

Those polled indicated that Republican Sen. Rob Portman's opposition to the expanded background checks caused many - 45% - to think of him less favorably. The poll says Portman's position made 15% view him more favorably.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown's support for expanded checks led 43% to say they viewed him more favorably, and 16% less.

Both senators enjoy positive approval ratings, though Portman's is higher.

The poll taken June 18-23 surveyed 941 voters, for a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.2%age points.

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