Poll: New Jerseyans Support Same-Sex Marriage

A new poll shows that New Jersey voters support the legalization of same-sex marriage, by a margin of 53 to 36. The poll, from Public Policy Polling, also shows that, “There are more Republicans (21%) who support same sex marriage than Democrats (19%) who oppose it,” and that “There’s also 54/36 favor for it among independents.” A New Jersey legislator just yesterday introduced a bill calling for a referendum on the issue of marriage equality, a move that 72 percent polled by PPP said they would support. But the effort was almost immediately quashed by the state’s Senate president who rightfully pointed out that civil rights should not be up for a vote. But now perhaps, with the popularity of marriage equality found in the poll, state legislators will feel comfortable passing marriage equality through the legislature.