USA: New Marriage Equality Polls in California, Rhode Island

Written by scott on February 28th, 2013

titleTwo new polls show continued progress for marriage equality in the US.

In the first, California support has jumped from when Prop 8 passed in 2008 by a slim margin. Think Progress reports:

Today is the deadline for submitting amicus (friend of the court) briefs in the Supreme Court case challenging California’s Proposition 8, and a new poll suggests California is more ready than ever to embrace marriage equality. According to Field Poll, 61 percent of California voters support marriage equality, while only 32 percent oppose. Women, young people, and Catholics continue to be the most supportive, while Republicans are still largely opposed.

And across the country in Rhode Island, a new poll shows similar results, as LGBTQ Nation reports:

A Brown University poll finds 60 percent of those surveyed support legalizing same-sex marriage in Rhode Island. The poll released Thursday finds that 26 percent of people asked oppose legalizing same-sex marriage. The remainder either didn’t give an answer, said they didn’t know, or it depends. The poll conducted Feb. 21-23 surveyed a random sample of 593 registered Rhode Island voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Will this put new pressure on the Senate to finally vote on the bill?


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