A majority of Californian voters
support gay marriage, a new poll found.
survey released last week by Public Policy Polling found 51
percent of voters in the Golden State believe gay marriage should be
legal, while 40 percent believe it should be illegal. That's an
increase of 5 percentage points since September's results.
The largest increase in support came
from Republicans and independents. Republican voters increased from
15 percent in support to 29, nearly doubling in 4 months. Sixty-six
percent of self-identified Democrats say gay marriage should be
In 2008, voters approved the state's
gay marriage ban, Proposition 8. The constitutional amendment was
ruled unconstitutional by a federal court last year. A decision on
an appeal to the case is expected within the next few months.
“The tide is turning toward equality
in one of the bluest states in the country as the courts head toward
a possible overturning of Prop 8,” Dean Debnam, president of Public
Policy Polling, said in a statement.
The poll surveyed 892 California voters
from January 28th to 30th. The survey's margin
of error is +/- 3.3%.