-Voters in Ohio are still opposed to gay marriage, but they've moved quite a bit on the issue over the last eight months. 37% think it should be legal to 50% who believe it should be illegal. That -13 spread is a net 10 point increase in support compared to our poll in the state last October when 32% thought it should be legal and 55% illegal.In bullet form
Although it's a small sample the movement has been particularly acute among black voters. They opposed gay marriage by a whooping 63/16 margin on our October poll but now express support for it by a 42/35 spread. That's reflective of the movement we've seen everywhere among African Americans since Barack Obama announced his support for gay marriage.
Last October:Can the blanket generalizations about "the more homophobic African-American community" stop finally? I know, I know... If the dynamics of the marriage equality fights in Maryland and D.C. didn't stop the sentiment from popping up here and there, one poll out of Ohio probably won't either. But it'll help.
* General voters, 32% in favor/55% against
* African-American voters, 16% in favor/63% against
*General voters, 37% in favor/50% against
* African-American voters, 42% in favor/35% against
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