POLL: African-Americans In Missouri Shift Towards Supporting Marriage Equality

A new Public Policy Polling poll finds that African-American voters in Missouri have shifted drastically on the question of same-sex marriage since they were last polled in January. They now support marriage equality 50–31, whereas before opposition was much stronger at 25–44, a 38 point shift. Missouri follows polls in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and nationally that all show African-American voters embracing marriage equality in the wake of President Obama’s endorsement. In addition, 64 percent of all Missouri voters support legal recognition for same-sex couples through either marriage equality or civil unions.