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Poll: Iowa voters concede gay marriage has had no negative effect on their lives

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Almost five years after the Iowa Supreme Court struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, 78 percent of voters in the state say it’s either had a positive impact or no impact at all on their lives.

IowaAccording to the latest poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP), even Republicans – 61 percent – responded that same-sex marriage has had no negative effect on them.

Iowans remain closely divided on the issue, however, with 46 percent of respondents saying same-sex marriage should be legal, and 45 percent saying they still think same-sex marriage should be illegal.

PPP notes that represents a net 8 point increase in support from October of 2011 when only 41 percent of Iowa voters supported same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage became legal in Iowa under a unanimous state Supreme Court decision on April 3, 2009.

In another poll, PPP found that for the first time it its polling, a plurality of Arizona voters support legalizing same-sex marriage.

MORE ON THE IOWA POLL AT PUBLIC POLICY POLLING

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