A plurality of Colorado voters support
giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, a new poll has
Public Policy Polling survey found 76 percent of Colorado voters
support marriage or civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, and
more respondents support marriage equality than do not.
Forty-seven percent of those contacted
said they believe gay marriage should be legal, while forty-three
percent disagreed. Ten percent said they did not know.
were surveyed, and the poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.
When civil unions are included, 42
percent of respondents favor full marriage, 34 percent civil unions,
23 no recognition and 2 percent are not sure.
Support for gay unions among Democrats
has increased 9 points since August to eighty-seven percent. Eighty
percent of independents (up four points) and sixty percent of
Republicans (up three points) also support gay couples.
An effort to legalize civil unions in
the state died in a House committee last year after winning passage
in the Senate. Lawmakers will attempt a second push during the
upcoming legislative session.