Friday, August 31, 2012

POLL: NV Marriage Equality Supported By 47%

A new poll from PPP of Nevada shows that support for marriage equality is up in the Silver State, now at 47% support compared to 42% who oppose it. This in response to a question on a poll conducted August 23-26, 2012 of 831 likely Nevada voters which asked "Do you think same-sex marriage should be legal or illegal?" Unfortunately, this margin of 5 percentage points is well within the margin of the error of the poll of ±3.4 points.

Interestingly, black voters in Nevada now are more likely to support marriage equality and civil unions than they had been previously.

However the other good news in the poll is that if you ask the "tri-partite" question (legal same-sex marriage, civil union, no legal recognition) then a whopping 80% support either marriage or civil unions, with the hard-hearted group favoring no recognition down to 17%. Nevada has had a comprehensive domestic partnerships law (often called civil unions in other places) since the state legislature overrode a veto by the state's governor to enact the law on May 31, 2009.

Hat/tip to LGBT think Progress.

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