Poll: Public Split on Same-Sex Marriage, A Gap Between Black Lawmakers and Voters

ALBANY—A new poll by Quinnipiac University finds New Yorkers are split on the issue of same-sex marriage, 46 to 46, but shows some revealing cross tabs:
— Jews support same-sex marriage 61 to 34 percent.
— Catholics oppose same-sex marriage 53-39 percent.
–Protestants oppose it 55-38 percent.
— Voters over 55 oppose same-sex marriage 55 to 37 percent, while younger voters support it; voters between 35 and 54 support the measure 48 to 44 percent and voters between 18-34 support the measure 61 to 33 percent.
— Black voters oppose same-sex marriage by a 57-35 percent margin and Hispanics oppose the measure 48-45, while white voters favor it, 47-45.

Poll: Public Split on Same-Sex Marriage, A Gap Between Black Lawmakers and Voters