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Texas: Marriage equaltiy reaches positive territory in recent poll

According to a survey by Texas Tech, support for marriage equality has crossed into positive territory for the first time.

Mark McKenzie, associate professor of political science at Texas Tech, spoke to Newswise:

“In the past, support for gay marriage in this state was below 40 percent,” he said. “Now, were closely divided on the issue. 48 percent of Texans think gay marriage should be recognized whereas 47 percent are against.

“Democrats and Independents strongly support gay marriage, while Republicans are strongly opposed to it.”

Other results include:

• 56% of Texans believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the US and apply for citizenship
• 44% of Texans approve of the Tea Party
• 41% label themselves Republican, 17% see themselves as Democrats and 31% say the are Independetns

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