Most in N.J. want Christie to stop fighting same-sex marriage, Quinnipiac finds

The latest Quinnipiac University poll finds voter support for same-sex marriage in New Jersey.

Likely voters want Gov. Chris Christie to drop his appeal of a state judge’s ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry in the Garden State, said Maurice Carroll, poll director.

“They say no. No, you shouldn’t appeal it — 61-to-32 [say] don’t appeal, they tell Quinnipiac,” Carroll said. “And they also think the Legislature should override the governor’s veto and just get it over with.”

The state is seeking a delay of the judge’s order allowing same-sex marriage ceremonies to begin Oct. 21.

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No vote is scheduled in the Legislature for a possible override of the governor’s veto of a bill lawmakers approved last year that would have legalized same-sex marriage.

The survey also showed Christie with a 29-point lead over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono, just a slight change from the 34-point margin he held in September.

“These numbers show absolutely no signs of reversal. It’s at two-to-one lead for Christie in the Quinnipiac numbers,” Carroll said. “I’ll never say never, but I will say 62-to-33 is a pretty darn good lead and that’s what he’s got.”

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