New Jersey Breaks Records in New Poll About Gay-Marriage Support

Voters in the state represent the highest level of support ever recorded in a Rutgers-Eagleton poll.

Not long after the announcement that Delaware unveiled very-likely-to-pass gay-marriage legislation, news out of New Jersey suggests that another neighbor may be inching toward marriage equality, too.

A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll records that a whopping 62 percent of the state’s voters would vote in favor of same-sex unions — the highest level of support ever recorded in that poll. The findings say that:

A proposal to place the question of same-sex marriage on the fall ballot also gets broad support; voters want a chance to decide by a 68 percent to 25 percent margin. Given a chance, New Jersey seems likely to become the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage: 62 percent would vote yes on the question, 30 percent would vote no, while 8 percent are unsure.

While putting gay marriage on a ballot is questionable in itself, it’s promising to see that so many people would be supportive. Now if we could just get some of that fervor to float on over to Pennsyltucky.

Read the rest of the Rutgers-Eagleton poll here.

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