A majority of Americans support the
Supreme Court's ruling striking down state bans on gay marriage.
According to a
CNN/ORC poll of 1,017 adults conducted by telephone June 26-28,
59 percent of respondents said that they back the court's finding
that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry in
the entire United States. Thirty-nine percent of respondents said
that they are opposed to the ruling.
Among Democrats, 70 percent said that
they back the court's decision, while 59 percent of Republicans said
that they were opposed. Support among independents was at 63
presidential candidates decry gay marriage ruling.)
Pollsters also found that 37 percent of
Americans feel that the court is too liberal. CNN said that that was
the highest share in 22 years.