DURHAM, N.H. – A recent poll suggests strong support for allowing same-sex marriage to continue in New Hampshire.
The WMUR Granite State poll shows that 50 percent of state residents are strongly opposed to repealing the law that made gay marriage legal in 2009. Twenty-seven percent support repealing same-sex marriage.
The percentages are similar to a poll asking the same question in February.
The University of New Hampshire Survey Center conducted the poll of 500 randomly selected adults by phone from Sept. 26 through Oct. 2. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.
Eight percent of residents said they thought legalizing same-sex marriage had a major effect on the state, 38 percent said they thought it had a minor effect, and 47 percent said it had no effect.