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August 12, 2010


Majority Backs Gay Marriage for First Time

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll found that 52% of Americans think gays and lesbians should have a constitutional right to get married and have their marriage recognized by law, while 46% did not.

It's the first time a national poll found majority support for gay marriage.

Nate Silver: "Polls, of course, have a margin of error, and needless to say it is not yet safe to say that support for marriage equity has become the plurality, let alone the majority, position. At the same time, it is probably also no longer safe to say that opposition to same-sex marriage is the majority position, and it is becoming dubious to call it the plurality position. Opinion on the issue, instead, is close to evenly divided, with results varying somewhat depending on things like question wording."














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