Support for gay marriage has increased
5 points in Florida in about 7 months.
According to a new Quinnipiac
University poll released on Thursday, 43 percent of voters
support the legalization of marriage equality, and 45 percent remain
While still below even a plurality,
support has increased 5 percentage points since a May 23 Quinnipiac
Men are opposed by a 48-40 percent
margin, while 45 percent of women support such unions. Forty-three
percent of women are opposed.
Among Catholics, a plurality (47%)
support marriage equality, with 40 percent opposed. But Protestants
are strongly opposed by a 63-28 percent margin.
A large majority of voters under 29
(66%) support it. Only 23 percent of young voters are opposed.
A Washington Post survey
released in October found higher support among Floridians. The Post
poll found 54 percent of Florida voters support gay nuptials, while
33 percent remain opposed.
Nationwide, a Gallup survey released
last week reported a majority (53%) of Americans support such unions.
Majority of Americans support Boy Scouts of America's gay ban.)