A majority of Florida voters support
According to a Quinnipiac
University Poll of 1,413 registered voters conducted during the
last week of April and released Friday, 56 percent of Floridians
support allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, while 39 percent
Support is highest among Democrats
(65%), followed by independents (64%). A large majority of
Republicans (64%) remain opposed, with 32 percent in favor.
Every age group supports marriage
equality except voters over 65 years old, a plurality (49%) of whom
Comparing Friday's poll to a September,
2012 Washington Post poll, support has increased 2 percentage
points, from 54 to 56 percent, but opposition has also increased,
from 33 to 39 percent.
On Thursday, six gay couples
represented by Equality Florida asked a state court to declare the
state's marriage ban to be unconstitutional.
gay couples challenge Florida's gay marriage ban.)