POLL: Strong Majority Continue To Support Marriage Equality And Its Benefits

A new national poll from ABC News/The Washington Post confirms that a substantial majority support marriage equality nationwide, and even more support letting same-sex couples access the federal benefits of marriage.

The poll found that 57 percent support allowing same-sex couples to marry while only 40 percent oppose it, fairly consistent with the 58-36 result found in March. Beyond that, 63 percent support offering federal benefits, while only 34 percent are opposed, the same result found by NBC News/The Wall Street Journal in April.

With the Supreme Court’s rulings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act expected in the coming weeks, polling shows that arguments questioning whether the public is “ready” for marriage equality will fall flat.