. The majority of registered Democrats or Undeclared voters are in support of same-sex marriage (76 percent and 66 percent, respectively). Under one-third (29 percent) of Republicans surveyed support the measure. The majority of respondents who self-identified as “liberal” or “moderate” support same-sex marriage, while the majority of those who self-identified as “conservative” are in opposition.Poll numbers like this may explain why a Republican-dominated legislature that was expected to attempt to pass a marriage repeal bill by a veto-proof majority earlier this year instead rejected the legislation by a shocking vote of 211 to 116.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
A new poll from the Rockefeller Center shows that support for marriage equality has jumped in the last year by 13 percentage points, and is now at 55 percent.