Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New poll reaffirms that a majority of New Yorkers support marriage

The new Quinnipiac University poll conducted last week found that 51% of New Yorkers support passing legislation to extend marriage to same-sex couples, while only 41% oppose it. This marks the first time that the Quinnipiac poll has found majority support for the measure—the most recent survey on the same question in May showed an even 46%-46% split. This poll now joins others—such as the latest Siena College poll—showing that the majority of New Yorkers support marriage equality.

“Supporters have worked hard in the last six weeks, moving the needle from dead even to slightly ahead. Who knows how far they can move that needle in the next six weeks if the State Legislature doesn't act,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. You can read more about the latest poll here.

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