Sunday, April 14, 2013

Poll: 66 Percent Of Republicans Against Marriage Equality

A recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that while the majority of Americans now support gay marriage, a substantial majority of Republicans are not embracing change and equality:

Two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two highly publicized gay-marriage cases, a majority of Americans continue to say they support same-sex marriage, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Fifty-three percent of respondents favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, which is up 2 points since the NBC/WSJ survey last asked this question in December, though that increase is within the poll’s margin of error.

Forty-two percent oppose gay marriage – also up 2 points since late last year.

By party, 73 percent of Democrats and 54 percent of independents back gay marriage, while 66 percent of Republicans oppose it.


Michael The Molar Maven said...

Ultimately marriage equality will be a universal reality and we will wonder what all the fuss was about.

Jeff Tone said...

Exactly. I haven't noticed any dire consequences for straight marriages in NY.