According to a recently released poll,
a majority of Tennessee voters remain opposed to marriage equality.
The Middle Tennessee State University
(MTSU) survey of 603 registered voters conducted October 23-27 found
that 57 percent of respondents either “oppose” or “strongly
oppose” such unions, while 29 percent said that they “favor” or
“strongly favor” marriage equality.
In June, the Supreme Court ruled that
gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry. The
ruling cleared the way for marriages to begin in all 50 states.
Public Radio reported similar results from a poll taken before
the court's landmark ruling.
“[T]here hasn't really been much of a
change since the Supreme Court decision occurred,” said Ken Blake,
MTSU poll director. “So maybe we've hit a floor in Tennessee, at
least for a little while.”
Support was lower than national polls
even among Democrats (40% in favor) and respondents aged 18 to 34
of Arkansans support gay marriage.)