Another polls shows increasing support for legalizing gay marriage in New York


The percentage of New Yorkers who support marriage equality continues to strengthen, as a new Quinnipiac University poll found that 58 percent of those polled said they are in favor of legalizing gay marriage.

The poll indicated that 36 percent of those polled oppose gay marriage.

The results match an April poll by the Siena Research Institute at Siena College, which also revealed support for legalizing gay marriage at 58 percent, the highest in the state’s history. Siena also reported that a “record low” of 36 percent of New Yorkers were opposed.

The Quinnipiac University poll found that 72 percent of Democrats supported gay marriage while only 34% of Republicans did.

Men support same-sex marriage, 58 percent to 37 percent, while women back it 59 percent to 34 percent, according to the Quinnipiac poll.

The poll also reported that New York State voters give Gov. Andrew Cuomo a 61 percent approval rating, and by almost identical margins they like him personally and like most of his policies.

Cuomo campaigned on a pro-marriage-equality platform, and has made legalizing same-sex marriage one of his top three legislative priorities.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research.

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