New WA Poll Shows Growing Majority Support Marriage Equality | A new Elway Poll of Washington state finds Washington’s Referendum 74, on the question of approving marriage equality for same-sex couples in the state, has a 52 to 40 percent lead. Two months ago, the same firm found marriage equality leading by a 49 to 39 percent plurality.
Some voters apparently remain confused about the referendum’s language. The poll reveals 11 percent of those who said they oppose Referendum 74 said they support marriage equality. Indeed, the survey found, supporters of same-sex marriage rights outnumbered opponents by a 53 to 38 percent margin.