More Ohioans support gay marriage than oppose it.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, 50 percent of those surveyed support marriage equality, while 44 percent remain opposed.

The poll's findings are its highest yet for marriage equality in the Buckeye State.

A December, 2012 Quinnipiac poll found a plurality of voters opposed to such unions, 47 to 45 percent.

Opposition is highest among Republicans (66%), though opposition has decreased 4 percentage points since 2012. A majority of independents (53%) and a large majority of Democrats (67%) said they support such unions.

The poll also found a large majority (71%) of young adults under 29 favor marriage equality. Twenty-eight percent said they were opposed.

“Given that younger voters support same sex marriage almost 3-1, it would seem to be just a matter of time,” Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in releasing the survey's findings.

(Related: Couple challenges Ohio's gay marriage ban.)