Expand chart
Data: SurveyMonkey online poll conducted August 8–10, 2018 among a total sample of 2,096 adults living in the United States. Poll methodology; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios

Eight out of 10 Americans say 3D-printed gun blueprints shouldn't be available on the internet — a rare consensus on gun policy that cuts across party and ideological lines, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

The big picture: The latest poll shows Americans are still more divided on other gun issues. A slight majority disapproves of President Trump's overall gun policies, and his approval rating on guns is similar to his overall job approval rating.

By the numbers: Of the five key voter subgroups we're tracking ahead of the midterm elections:

  • White suburban women and "Never Hillary" independents are closely split on Trump's gun policies.
  • A narrow majority of rural voters approves of Trump's policies, while African-American women and Millennials strongly oppose them.
  • All five subgroups overwhelmingly oppose 3D-printed guns.

The National Rifle Association has regained some support since the Parkland school shooting earlier this year: 48% of Americans now have a favorable opinion of the organization, while 50% have an unfavorable opinion.

  • That's compared to the 44% favorability rating the group had shortly after the shooting, according to an earlier SurveyMonkey poll.
  • Among the five voter subgroups, 56% of rural voters and 53% of NeverHillary independents have a favorable view of the NRA, while 53% of Millennials have an unfavorable view. White suburban women are closely divided, and eight out of 10 African-American women oppose it.

Gun owners are strongly against the 3D-printed guns, too: 76% oppose making the blueprints available. By contrast, 58% of gun owners approve of Trump's gun policies, and 66% have a favorable impression of the NRA.

  • Among people who don't own guns, 87% oppose 3D-printed guns, 66% oppose Trump's gun policies, and 66% also have an unfavorable impression of the NRA.

Between the lines: The poll is another example of how Trump's overall job approval rating tracks closely with public opinion on his policies, just as our Axios-SurveyMonkey poll last week found that people's support for his immigration policies matches how they feel about his presidency.

What to watch: We'll be revisiting the five voter subgroups and their views on different topics each week in the run-up to November's votes.

Methodology: This analysis is based on SurveyMonkey online surveys conducted Aug. 8-10 among 2,096 adults in the United States. The modeled error estimate  for the full sample is plus or minus 3.0 percentage points. Sample sizes and modeled error estimates for the subgroups are as follows:

African-American Women (n=103, +/- 10.5), Millennials Age 18 - 34  (n=349, +/- 6.5), White Suburban Women  (n=414 , +/- 7), NeverHillary/Independent voters  (n= 131, +/- 12), Rural  (n= 469, +/- 6.5). Respondents for this survey were selected from the more than 2 million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. More information about our methodology here. Crosstabs available here.

Go deeper

Updated 1 hour ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 32,746,147 — Total deaths: 991,678 — Total recoveries: 22,588,064Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET: 7,007,450 — Total deaths: 204,486 — Total recoveries: 2,750,459 — Total tests: 100,492,536Map.
  3. States: New York daily cases top 1,000 for first time since June — U.S. reports over 55,000 new coronavirus cases.
  4. Health: The long-term pain of the mental health pandemicFewer than 10% of Americans have coronavirus antibodies.
  5. Business: Millions start new businesses in time of coronavirus.
  6. Education: Summer college enrollment offers a glimpse of COVID-19's effect.
Updated 5 hours ago - Politics & Policy

What they're saying: Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 26. Photo: Oliver Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Democratic and Republican lawmakers along with other leading political figures reacted to President Trump's Saturday afternoon nomination of federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

What they're saying: "President Trump could not have made a better decision," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement. "Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States."

Amy Coney Barrett: "Should I be confirmed, I will be mindful of who came before me"

Trump introduces Amy Coney Barrett as nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo: Olivier Douleiry/Getty Images

In speaking after President Trump announced her as the Supreme Court nominee to replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett said on Saturday she will be "mindful" of those who came before her on the court if confirmed.

What she's saying: Barrett touched on Ginsburg's legacy, as well as her own judicial philosophy and family values. "I love the United States and I love the United States Constitution," she said. "I'm truly humbled at the prospect of serving on the  Supreme Court."