Poll: NJ Voters Support Gay Marriage
By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
Trenton. October 10, 2013
The latest Quinnipiac University poll finds voter support for gay marriage in New Jersey.
Poll director Maurice Carroll says likely voters want Governor Christie to drop his appeal of a state judge’s ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry in the Garden State.
“They say no. No you shouldn’t appeal it. 61-to-32 don’t appeal they tell Quinnipiac, and they also think the legislature should override the governor’s veto and just get it over with.”
The state is seeking a delay of the judge’s order allowing gay marriage ceremonies to begin on October 21st.
No vote is scheduled in the legislature for a possible override of the governor’s veto of a bill lawmakers approved last year that would have legalized same-sex marriage.
The poll that was taken before the debate in the gubernatorial race also shows Christie has an almost two-to-one lead over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono.
Carroll say it’s not likely Buono can close the gap.
“These numbers show absolutely no signs of reversal. It’s at two-to-one lead for Christie in the Quinnipiac numbers. I’ll never say never, but I will say 62-to-33 is a pretty darn good lead and that’s what he’s got.”