RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A poll of registered voters found Virginians divided on whether uranium mining should be allowed in the state, while an overwhelming majority supports a ban of guns on college campuses.
The poll was released by Quinnipiac University, which conducted the polling from Dec. 13-19 among 1,135 voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percent.
On the issue of uranium mining, 43 percent said mining should be allowed because of the economic benefits, while 41 percent cited environmental concerns for their opposition.
Virginia has had a 30-year ban on uranium mining.
On the issue of guns on college campuses, 75 percent said they should not be allowed. A strong majority also opposes ending the state’s limit on handgun purchases to one a month.