HU poll: Virginians evenly split on legalizing same-sex marriage

HU poll: Virginians evenly split on legalizing same-sex marriage

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HU poll: Virginians evenly split on legalizing same-sex marriage

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 6:52 AM

Updated Sunday, Feb 16 at 6:09 AM

HAMPTON-Virginians are evenly split on the idea of legalizing same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth, according to a new statewide survey by the Hampton University Center for Public Policy.  

The poll was conducted Feb. 6, 8 and 9, less than a week before a federal judge ruled Virginia's 2006 voter-approved ban was unconstitutional.

The poll of 803 likely voters found 47 percent support marriage equality while 46 percent are against allowing same-sex couples to legally marry in the state.

Virginia voters approved the same-sex marriage ban 57 percent to 43 percent in 2006.

Click here to see the questions and detailed results.
Click here to see the executive summary on the HU poll.

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