COLUMBUS: 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 percent support expanded background checks for people buying guns those ways.
Those polled indicated that Republican Sen. Rob Portmanís opposition to the expanded background checks caused many ó 45 percent ó to think of him less favorably. The poll says Portmanís position made 15 percent view him more favorably.
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brownís support for expanded checks led 43 percent to say they viewed him more favorably, and 16 percent less.
Both senators enjoy positive approval ratings, though Portmanís is higher.
The poll taken June 18-23 surveyed 941 voters, for a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.2 percentage points.