The Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, finds that with strong support among women, 50 percent of Virginia voters favor allowing marriage equality for same-sex couples, compared to 42 percent against.
Support is 54 – 38 percent among women, while men are divided with 46 percent in favor and 48 percent opposed.
Voters under 30 years old support it 69 – 25 percent, with support at 50 percent or higher among voters 30 to 64 years old. Voters over 65 are opposed 56 – 35 percent.
The data is largely unchanged from a Quinnipiac poll from July 2013.
Virginia’s voter-approved ban on gay marriages was overturned by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen last month. Wright Allen issued a stay of her order until the Richmond-based Fourth Circuit of Appeals rules on the case, meaning that gay couples are still not able to wed in Virginia.