Support for Gay Marriage at an All-Time High, New Poll Finds

A New Q-Poll out this morning shows that New Yorkers support gay marriage by the highest margin ever recorded, 56-37.

Support for marriage equality runs higher in the suburbs than in New York City, 61 percent approving, while only 55 city residents do.

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t make a big issue of same-sex marriage in his state-of-the-state speech, but he said he was for it and so are most New Yorkers,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.  “New York State voter attitudes about gay marriage have shifted dramatically since April 15, 2004, when Quinnipiac University first asked about gay marriage and found voters opposed the measure 55 – 37 percent.”

The poll also found that New Yorkers oppose public financing of elections, which has been a major priority of progressive activists, but do favor nonpartisan redistricting.