TRENTON – With state Democratic leaders vowing full support for same-sex marriage rights – but with a gubernatorial veto almost certainly looming – a new poll shows stronger-than-ever support for such legislation.
A new Quinnipiac Poll today shows N.J. voters support marriage equality 52-42 percent, the first time support has topped 50 percent.
Not unexpectedly, there is a strong divide between those who attend religious services regularly and those who do not.
Democratic support is stronger – 62-33 percent; independents back it 54-38 percent; and Republicans oppose it 59-35 percent.
The Senate Judiciary is scheduled to hear the marriage equality bill in committee on Tuesday.
By a 58-36 percent margin, voters who attend weekly religious services oppose the measure.
The poll surveyed 1,460 registered voters Jan. 10-16 and the poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.6 points.