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May 1, 2009

New WashPost/ABC poll shows dramatic increase in support for same-sex marriage

"Support for legal gay marriage has increased dramatically over the past three years, and for the first time, those in favor outnumber those opposed," reports the Washington Post.  "Nearly half (49 percent) of all Americans in the new poll said they favor legal marriage for same-sex couples, an increase of 13 percentage points since June 2006." 

One notable finding in the poll was an apparent shift among self-identified conservatives.  "Three in 10 said gay marriage should be legal, the highest proportion in Post-ABC polling, up from 19 percent in 2006, and strong opposition to the practice dipped from 72 percent in 2006 to 56 percent now."

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