Fifty-eight percent of New Yorkers
support the legalization of gay marriage, a new poll released
The poll by the Quinnipiac University
Polling Institute found 58 percent of respondents in favor of
allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. Thirty-six percent are
opposed and 6 percent don't know.
“New Yorkers support same-sex
marriage, but their top priorities are the property tax cap and
ethics reform,” said
Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling
Support is highest among Democrats
(72%) and independent voters (58%), but a majority of Republicans
(64%) oppose Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to make New York the sixth
state to legalize the institution. Support for marriage equality
among men and women is nearly identical (58% for men; 59% for women).
The results mirror an April poll by the
Siena Research Institute at the Siena College in Loudonville, New
York, which also concluded that 58 percent of New Yorkers support gay
A survey of all 62 members of the New
York Senate released over the weekend by news giant Gannett found
eight senators undecided on the issue, including 5 Republicans.
GOP support in the Republican-controlled Senate is critical for