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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.

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