Saturday, April 28, 2012

POLL: NH Support for Marriage Equality Way Up

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.
The proportion of respondents in support of same-sex marriage in the state of New Hampshire increased from 41.5 percent in 2011 to 55.1 percent this year. The rate of opposition decreased from 42.2 percent last year to under one-third (30.9 percent) in this year’s survey. 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.

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