Civil Rights Agenda http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Poll: Support For Gay Marriage Jumped In Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/poll-support-gay-marriage-jumped-illinois <p>A new poll shows gay marriage has seen a sharp jump in support among Illinois voters.</p><p>The poll by Southern Illinois University's Simon Public Policy Institute found that 44 percent of voters support legalizing gay marriage. That's up 10 points from two years ago.</p><p>Nearly one-third of voters said they back civil unions for gay couples. Only 20 percent oppose legal recognition of same-sex couples.</p><p>Pollsters interviewed 1,261 registered voters by phone between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10. The margin of error is 3 points plus or minus.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:52:17 +0000 The Associated Press 4714 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Poll: Support For Gay Marriage Jumped In Illinois