A poll released Tuesday and commissioned by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) found 57 percent of New York voters oppose gay marriage.

NOM is the loudest and most powerful organization opposed to Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to make New York the sixth – and most populous – state to legalize gay marriage.

The Assembly approved the proposed legislation last Wednesday, but the measure has stalled in the Senate, which is evenly divided on the issue of giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.

While at least 2 previous polls showed a majority (58%) of New Yorkers in favor of gay marriage, the NOM-backed poll suggests otherwise.

The survey of registered voters in New York found a majority (57%) in agreement with the statement that “marriage should only be between a man and a woman,” while 32 percent disagreed. Eleven percent didn't know or refused to answer.

“Our message to the New York legislature is simple: Kill this bill and let the people of New York vote on the issue – that's good sense and good political sense too,” said NOM President Brian Brown in a statement releasing the poll's findings.

“For the Republicans to use their newfound control to pass a measure with such weak public support in order to help Andrew Cuomo run for president of the United States is not only wrong but a colossal blunder,” he added. “To sell your principles to get elected is always wrong. To sell your principles to get the other guy elected is just plain dumb.”

According to NOM, pollsters spoke to 302 randomly selected voters, but only 7 percent of poll respondents were under 40 years old, while a whopping 69 percent were over 50.

Previous polls have shown the issue breaks down along a generational divide, with younger voters strongly in favor of marriage equality (up to 70%, in some polls) and older voters opposed.