POLL: 54 Percent Support Legalizing Marriage Equality

A new NBC/WSJ finds that 54 percent would support a law in their state legalizing same-sex marriage, while only 40 percent would oppose such a measure. Polls have consistently shown over the past two years that a majority of Americans favor the freedom to marry, and these results confirm that strong momentum. The poll also assessed the fallout from President Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality and found that it was ultimately a wash. This too signifies incredible progress since 2004, when same-sex marriage was used as a wedge issue to mobilize conservatives.