A third poll has found a majority of New Yorkers in support of legalizing gay marriage.

Fifty-seven percent of respondents to an RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to make New York the sixth state to legalize the institution. Forty-three percent remain opposed to marriage between members of the same sex.

More than 1,000 readers participated in the paper's poll conducted between June 6 and 7.

A near universal majority (87%) of respondents also said gay marriage would either increase the state's economic competitiveness (39%) or have no impact (48%).

Last week, a poll released by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute found 58 percent of respondents in favor and 36 percent opposed.

ā€œNew Yorkers support same-sex marriage, but their top priorities are the property tax cap and ethics reform,ā€ said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

The pollster found support highest among Democrats (72%) and independent voters (58%), but a majority of Republicans (64%) remain opposed. Support for marriage equality among men and women was 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 marriage.

While support is at an all-time high, the likelihood of passage this year is quickly fading with less than 2 weeks left in the legislative session.