Support for same-sex marriage continues to grow coast to coast

Support for same-sex marriage continues to grow coast to coast

According to a new poll, numbers are beginning to look good for this coming November vote on marriage equality.

On March 1, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed the law legalizing same-sex marriage, making Maryland the eighth state to recognize marriage equality. In June, opponents of the law gathered enough signatures to put the issue before voters.

The new statewide poll conducted by Hart Research Associates found 54 percent of Marylanders say they would vote for the law that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry. Forty percent would vote against it.  This means a 14 point spread between support and opposition.

When they surveyed voters in March, 51 percent said they would vote for the law, and 43 percent said they would vote against it.

In Washington state, a recent SurveyUSA poll found support for marriage equality at 50% over 43% opposed.

And in Maine, a mid-June poll found support for gay marriage trumping opposition 55-36%.

Read more at the Huffington Post