Quick hit: Poll finds most New Yorkers don’t want to overturn gay marriage law

In a poll of 600 New Yorkers it turns out a larger percentage (55%) of people support gay marriage than oppose it (37%).

via CNN.

And while opponents filed a lawsuit in late July to overturn the new law, about six in 10 voters statewide said they want to keep same-sex marriage legal.

When looking at political party affiliation, 72 percent of Democratic voters believe the law should stay in place, while Republicans are divided between 48 percent of those who want it overturned and 47 percent who think it should remain in effect.

The poll reveals age differences, as well. About 62 percent of those under the age of 45 support the law, compared to about half of New Yorkers older than 45 who said they support it.

More stats from TPM:

-63 percent of registered voters oppose overturning the new marriage equality law.

- 44 percent of registered voters (a plurality) say they are more likely to vote for a state senator who voted to pass the same-sex marriage law.

- 70 percent of New Yorkers would attend a same-sex wedding if invited, including 34 percent of those who oppose the law.

The times they are a changin’.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted August 11, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    The cat’s out of the bag — trying to stuff it back in is a futile effort. But, let them try… they won’t realize it until they fail a few times.

  2. Posted August 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    For the most part, these percentages made my day.

  3. Posted August 11, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Small nitpick here, but it wasn’t a “ruling,” same-sex marriages in New York were a legislative process so it’s just a “law.”

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