BALTIMORE – Today Marylanders for Marriage Equality released a new poll showing 52% of voters would support the Civil Marriage Protection Act if the election were held today –and 44% would oppose it. The campaign commissioned the statewide survey by Public Policy Polling of 600 Maryland voters March 5-7.
“This is good news for thousands of families and their children all over the state,” said Penny Nicholas, a straight African-American mother who testified last month before the Maryland legislature on behalf of her lesbian daughter. “A majority of voters realize that committed, loving gay and lesbian couples want the best for their children—which means making sure their kids are treated equally under the law.”
PPP asked, “The state legislature recently approved a law allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry in Maryland, and there is likely to be a statewide referendum in the November election on whether to keep the law. If the election were held today, do you think you would vote for or vote against the recently-approved law allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry?”
The poll’s margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points.