Just days after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rejected a gay marriage bill approved by lawmakers, a new polls shows support has reached a record high.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey of 1,396 registered voters, 57 percent of respondents favor the legalization of gay marriage, while 37 percent do not.

However, a large majority (67%) approve of Christie's proposal to let the voters decide the issue at the ballot box in November. A plan widely criticized by Democratic leaders.

Voters are also divided on whether Christie did the right thing in vetoing the legislation. Forty-seven percent said the governor was wrong, while 48 percent agreed with Christie's decision.

“So the New Jersey State Legislature passed same-sex marriage and Gov. Christopher Christie vetoed it. What's left, for now anyway, is a political issue,” Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a releasing the poll's findings.

“The numbers are all over the lot. Voter support for same-sex marriage goes up every time we ask, but about half of them think Christie was right to veto it. By better than 2-1, they like the governor's proposal for a referendum.”

Support for marriage dropped to 47 percent when respondents were given the option of civil unions (34%). Thirteen percent said gay couples should be given no legal recognition.