Poll: NY Opposition to Gay Marriage Softening

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011  |  Updated 8:40 PM EDT
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Poll: NY Opposition to Gay Marriage Softening

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A poll finds opposition to New York's gay marriage law appears to be softening and even Republicans are split over whether it should be struck down by a pending court challenge.

The NY-YNN-Marist College pollster says the results show less opposition following the law's adoption six weeks ago and the subsequent media coverage of happy couples getting married, sometimes after decades of being partners.

The poll finds even Republican voters are split on whether the law should be overturned.

But the poll also shows that the four Republicans who provided Democrats the margin to pass the bill may be in trouble with just under half of Republican voters.

The poll that questioned 516 voters July 28-31 has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

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