Protecting Our Right to Bear Arms

Support for a constitutional amendment protecting the right to bear arms has grown to 62.2 percent, with only 31.6 percent opposing.

In February, ITR Foundation polled Iowans on whether they would support a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November to protect their right to bear arms. There was overwhelming support at that time, as 58.9 percent of those polled supported the proposed amendment while 35.1 percent opposed it.  In the latest ITR Foundation poll, conducted by Cygnal, that support has grown to 62.2 percent of those polled favoring the amendment, with only 31.6 percent opposing the idea.

Question: If the election was held today, how would you vote on this constitutional amendment?: "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The sovereign state of Iowa affirms and recognizes this right to be a fundamental individual right. Any and all restrictions of this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny."

Below, we break down poll responses by party, geography, and income:


You can view the full ITR Foundation poll results here.