Poll: Gay Marriage support rising in NJ
TRENTON, N.J. - March 1, 2012 (WPVI) -- A new poll finds support for same-sex marriage in New Jersey is growing.
Fifty-seven percent of respondents in the Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday said they would support a gay marriage law, an increase of 5 percentage points from Quinnipiac's last poll conducted in January.
But the survey also shows respondents are evenly divided on whether Gov. Chris Christie was right to veto the gay marriage bill that the legislature approved last month. Forty-eight percent supported Christie's action, while 47 percent opposed it.
In a related issue, 67 percent of respondents support Christie's stance that voters should decide whether to change the definition of marriage.
The telephone survey of 1,396 registered voters was conducted Feb. 21-27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.
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