MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEYANS FAVORS GAY MARRIAGE BUT SHOWS MORE SUPPORT FOR CIVIL UNIONS AS AN ALTERNATIVE

Posted at 4:00 pm August 31, 2011, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

A clear majority of New Jersey voters now supports legalizing gay marriage here, with 52 percent in favor, 32 percent opposed and 16 percent unsure, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds. The margin in support has grown significantly over the past two years. However, given the choice of civil unions instead of gay marriage, even more voters (58 percent) support this alternative.

 

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