Poll: NJ voters support gay marriage

April 23, 2009 4:48:32 AM PDT
A new poll finds New Jersey voters support allowing gay couples to marry. The Quinnipiac University Poll results are similar to a Monmouth University poll in February.

This poll finds 49 percent supporting gay marriage; 43 percent are opposed. Women and whites tend to favor a gay marriage law, while blacks, men and those who attend religious services weekly are more likely to oppose it.

New Jersey lawmakers are likely to consider a gay marriage bill later this year. The state now offers same-sex couples civil unions, which offer legal benefits but not the title of marriage.

The poll of 2,222 registered New Jersey voters was conducted from April 14-20 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.1 percentage points.

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RELAETD LINK: Quinnipiac University

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