A narrow majority of Maryland voters
favor upholding a gay marriage law approved by lawmakers, a new poll
Fifty-one percent of the 813 likely
voters surveyed by telephone over the past week by Gonzales Research
said they favor Question 6, while 43 percent said they were opposed.
Six percent said they were undecided.
Todd Eberly, political science
professor at St. Mary's College, cautioned that when it comes to the
issue of marriage equality, undecided voters are generally opposed.
“My gut tells me that six percent is
actually opposed to it, but they didn't want to say that to someone
who was asking them a question,” he told conservative radio WMAL.
“I think that race is closer to 51-49.”
Large majorities of Democrats (66%) and
independents (66%) support marriage equality, while a large majority
of Republicans (75%) are opposed, pollsters found.
A majority of African-American voters
(52%) also oppose legalizing such unions.
July poll found less opposition (40%) to the law.
Jackson calls on Maryland voters to uphold gay marriage law.)