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Poll: 41 Percent of NY Voters Support Gay Marriage

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    Poll: 41 Percent of NY Voters Support Gay Marriage
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    Four of every 10 New Yorkers supports gay marriage, according to a new poll.

    A new poll shows 41 percent of New York voters support same-sex marriage.

    That percentage remains nearly unchanged from a year ago but higher than in 2007.

    Quinnipiac University polled 1,528 registered voters this month. Participants were given three choices: gay marriage, civil unions or no legal recognition.

    One-third said gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not marry; 19 percent believed there should be no legal recognition.

    Democrats, Independents, whites and women were the strongest supporters; opposition was strongest among Republicans, men and blacks.

    A June 2007 poll showed 35 percent of voters supported gay marriage; 22 percent were against any legal recognition.

    The poll's margin of error is 2.5 percentage points.