POLL: Even Pennsylvania Republicans Support Civil Unions

A new Public Policy Polling poll shows overwhelming support for legally recognizing same-sex couples in Pennsylvania. Three quarters (74 percent) of Pennsylvania voters support either same-sex marriage or civil unions, including 68 percent of Republicans. Only 24 percent oppose any sort of legal recognition. On marriage itself, though, voters are more divided, with 45 percent in support and 47 percent opposed. Still, that’s a 14 percent increase since November 2011 when support was only 36-52. Though Pennsylvania law prohibits same-sex marriage, attempts to ban it through a constitutional amendment have repeatedly failed in the legislature.