POLL: Majority Of Arizonans Support Marriage Equality

A new Rocky Mountain Poll released today shows that a majority of Arizona voters support marriage equality — and by a significant margin. According to the survey, 55 percent support the freedom to marry and only 35 percent opposed it. Even among voters over the age of 54, a 46 percent plurality favor the change while 40 percent oppose it. As in other polls, certain groups favored it at higher rates, including Latinos (75 percent), Democrats (70 percent), those under the age of 35 (67 percent), Moderates/Independents (64 percent), and women (60 percent).

Last November, 22-year-old activist Tanner Pritts announced an effort to repeal Arizona’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, but it doesn’t seem to have taken off. Recently, the town of Bisbee established civil unions for same-sex couples, and the city of Tempe may attempt to do the same.