Support For Marriage Equality Grows, But Most Voters Don’t Care Where Candidates Stand On Issue

Forty-nine percent of Americans now back same-sex marriage, while only 40 percent oppose it, a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll finds. The numbers represent a huge shift from 2004, when 62 percent were against expanding marriage rights to gays and lesbians and just 30 percent backed marriage equality. This year’s results also found that 54 percent of voters don’t care where a candidate stands on the issue. Look: