The Caucus (The New York Times)
May 14, 2012
President Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality last week has had little effect on Americans’ views of the issue so far, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds. The poll asked respondents a three-part question: whether same-sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, or if they should be allowed to form civil unions but not marry, or if there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple’s relationship. Nearly 4 in 10, 38 percent, said they should be allowed to marry, similar to recent surveys, but up significantly from just 2 in 10 who said so in 2004.