Poll: Majority of N.J. voters support gay marriage

    A majority of registered voters surveyed in New Jersey voters support same-sex marriage. But a larger number say voters themselves should decide the issue.

    Fifty-three percent of respondents in a Quinnipiac University poll out today say they would support a gay marriage law. That’s down 4 percentage points from Quinnipiac’s last poll conducted in March. However, 67 percent say they agree with Gov. Chris Christie’s call for a voter referendum on the issue.

    In a related matter, 64 percent of respondents say President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage will not affect their presidential vote in November.

    The telephone survey of 1,582 registered voters was taken May 9-14. The error margin is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

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