Opposition to gay and bisexual service members serving openly has plummeted, a new poll has found.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC poll released Wednesday shows 50 percent of respondents support ending “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” and allowing gay troops to serve openly. The Clinton-era policy prescribes discharge for gay service members who do not remain celibate or closeted.

Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed said they favor the current policy. Only 1 in 10 respondents said gay troops should not be allowed to serve at all.

The findings show opposition has plummeted over the past decade. In 2000, forty percent of Americans supported allowing gay troops to serve openly, and thirty-four percent favored the current military ban. Double the number of Americans (22%) said gay troops should not be allowed to serve in the military at all.

The results arrive on the same day Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama agreed to back a plan to reconsider repeal of the law after the Thanksgiving break. Lawmakers are being pressured to act before Republicans take over the House and increase their numbers in the Senate next year.