ABC News-Washington Post Poll: 49 Percent Support Marriage Equality, New High

April 30, 2009

The surprise is that the shift has occurred across ideological groups. While conservatives are least apt to favor gay marriage, they've gone from 10 percent support in 2004 to 19 percent in 2006 and 30 percent now -- overall a 20-point, threefold increase, alongside a 13-point gain among liberals and 14 points among moderates. (Politically, support for the freedom to marry has risen sharply among Democrats and independents alike, while far more slightly among Republicans.) [Link]