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POLL: Survey Shows Rhode Island Would Vote For Marriage Equality

LGBT advocates and their allies are biting their nails in the four battleground states, but if marriage equality were put to a public vote in Rhode Island, a new poll from WPRI TV Channel 12 indicates it would pass with flying colors.

A survey of 501 likely voters from September 26 to 29 showed that 56% now support marriage equality, while only 36% oppose it.

“This poll affirms the growing momentum we’ve seen in Rhode Island for marriage equality over the last two years and sends a clear signal that a majority of voters believe all families should be recognized, respected and treated equally under the law,” said Marriage Equality Rhode Island‘s Ray Sullivan. “Every day more Rhode Islanders are raising a voice in support of marriage equality and this poll should serve as a wake-up call to those politicians who continue to oppose equal rights. We look forward to working with legislators from both sides of the aisle when the General Assembly returns in January to finally make Rhode Island a state that honors the commitments and values the worth of all families,”

In February, a survey by Public Policy Polling found marriage equality supporters leading opponents 50-41%.