A new poll released Friday shows little support for an attempt to repeal the state's gay marriage law.

The WMUR Granite State poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center found that only 27 percent of 500 randomly selected adults reached by telephone support repealing the law, while 50 percent are strongly opposed to repeal.

The law was approved in 2009 when Democrats controlled both chambers of the state Legislature and the governor's mansion. Republicans last year wrested control of the Legislature from Democrats and have promised to revisit the law when lawmakers reconvene in January.

“Strong opponents of repealing same-sex marriage continue to outnumber strong proponents by more than 2 to 1,” Andrew Smith, director of the UNH Survey Center, told WMUR. “The New Hampshire public is not showing any strong desire to repeal this law.”

Candidates who favor repeal of the law are also viewed less favorably, according to the poll. Forty-four percent of adults said they were less likely to vote for such a candidate.

Strong opposition to repeal was palpable last year at a House committee hearing on the issue, which attracted over 600 people, most of whom said they were opposed to the law's repeal.