A new poll shows New Jersey voters overwhelmingly support a broad range of gun-control measures.

The Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday also finds a bare majority of 50 to 44 percent want armed police in public schools.

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The poll is the first to measure New Jerseyans' attitudes on gun control since the Dec. 14 mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. New Jersey already has the nation's 3rd toughest gun laws.

Poll respondents support a national ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. They also back mandatory background checks for guns bought at gun shows and a ban on gun sales to people with mental illness.

The telephone survey of 1,647 registered voters was taken Jan. 15-21 and has an error margin of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

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