POLL: Marriage Equality Support Remains Strong In New Jersey

A new Quinnipieac poll finds that 53 percent of New Jersey voters would support a marriage equality law with 42 percent opposed. Though support dipped when respondents were giving the additional choice of civil unions — which New Jersey already has — 48 percent still supported marriage equality compared to a combined 47 percent who support civil unions or nothing. A strong majority of 67 percent still welcomes the opportunity to vote on same-sex marriage at the ballot, but support for Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) veto of marriage equality legislation declined from 48 percent to 44 percent since March. Reactions to President Obama’s support for marriage equality were split, with Republicans and older voters becoming less likely to vote for him and Democrats and younger voters becoming more likely to vote for him.