A 'poll' by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute making the rounds in Illinois media is proclaiming that most Illinoisians want more gun control both Chicagoans and 'Downstate'. They interviewed a whopping 600 people. The do not say how many were from 'Downstate' just 'across the state'. Their questions are unsurprisingly loaded and show an ignorance of terminology and function.
3. Do you favor or oppose banning high-capacity ammunition clips that can contain more than 10 bullets?
4. Do you favor or oppose a law which would make it illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles?
So likely 3/4 of the respondents were from Chicago and don't own guns anyway, a question they conveniently left out.
Oh, and another bit. The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is a Joyce Foundation grant recipient and several of their board members work together.