A majority of North Carolinians support a proposed constitutional amendment which would ban gay marriage in the state, a new poll released Wednesday has found.

The poll, commissioned by WRAL News and conducted by SurveyUSA, found that 58 percent of 1,001 likely voters support Amendment One, while 36 percent oppose it and 6 percent said they were undecided.

Voters will decide on the measure during North Carolina's May 8 presidential primary.

If approved, the amendment would bar North Carolina from recognizing the relationships of gay and lesbian couples with marriage, civil unions and possibly domestic partnerships.

Anthony Pugliese, who along with his partner of 15 years, Alex Mancuso, is raising two daughters, told WRAL that the amendment is wrong.

“Any time the majority makes decisions on behalf of the minority, it's hurtful. It's wrong,” he said. The amendment is “taking a bad law and making it even more pronounced. It's elevating it to another level.”

A majority (57%) of respondents said gay couples should be recognized with marriage (21%), domestic partnerships (19%) or civil unions (17%). Only 37 percent said gay couples deserve no recognition in North Carolina.

The survey comes just days after President Barack Obama came out against the amendment, calling it “discriminatory.”

An Elon University Poll released earlier this month arrived at the opposite conclusion. The poll found 54 percent opposed to the amendment and 38 percent in favor. That poll surveyed adults statewide, while the new poll only includes the results of likely voters.