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Poll: 55 Percent of Arizonans Favor Allowing Gays to Marry

A new Rocky Mountain poll reveals that a majority in Arizona support allowing gays and lesbians to marry, TPM reports:

ArizonaflagThe poll showed that 55 percent of Arizona voters favor the idea of allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, while just 35 percent said they are opposed.

Large majorities of women, Hispanics and voters under the age of 55 support same-sex nuptials. A plurality of voters over the age of 54 — 46 percent — supports gay marriage, while 40 percent of the group is opposed.

The full poll, AFTER THE JUMP...

Rocky Mountain, Arizona poll, May 2013

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  1. Wow, this is a surprising and exciting number! Also Arizonans agree with marijuana use as well. But it's hard to believe this poll because the state's politics are so conservative and that doesn't appear to be changing. Unfortunately because the state is locked up by Republicans it's going to be hard to see equality pass in the state anytime soon.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | May 14, 2013 11:20:04 AM


  2. Yes, Francis, Arizona is locked into not only republican control but mormon republican control ever since Napolitano quit in the middle of her term for her shot at fame and left us with the witch. That being said, as a long time resident of Phoenix I do see a political shift happening and think there's a real shot at Arizona falling into the blue column within the next two election cycles.
    The demographics are changing fast.

    Posted by: Mike | May 14, 2013 1:26:32 PM


  3. As long as that cvnt Brewer is governor, it will never happen. She would veto it just like that fat fvck Christie did in NJ.

    Posted by: Not anytime soon | May 14, 2013 1:27:38 PM


  4. A signature drive to repeal the constitutional ban has already been approved and must collect 250k valid signatures by July 2014 to put and end to Arizona's discrimination in marriage. Jan Brewer nor her repugnicans cannot alter that.

    Posted by: Tim and Henry | May 14, 2013 1:34:32 PM


  5. That's great to hear, Mike! What is clear is major progress is being made, including in states considered conservative strongholds. Movement is being made throughout the country. Awesome to witness.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | May 14, 2013 1:35:20 PM


  6. That's great to hear, Mike! What is clear is major progress is being made, including in states considered conservative strongholds. Movement is being made throughout the country. Awesome to witness.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | May 14, 2013 1:35:20 PM


  7. Wow, I am a bit skeptical about this.. As a native Arizonan I agree with Mike that the demographics are changing and becoming more liberal. However, our state and (Maricopa) county governments are still ruled by the conservative nutcases (Arpaio, Brewer, Horne) and they would never allow gay marriage to become law. Arizona is notorious for government corruption because voters can't see past immigration and anti-crime rhetoric. As long as you're hard on immigrants and crime, ideology and leadership do not matter.

    Posted by: Luke | May 14, 2013 2:13:37 PM


  8. How can only 67% of liberals support allowing same-sex marriage? Do these people know what liberal means?

    Posted by: danswon | May 14, 2013 3:19:16 PM


  9. Because liberal in conservative states is moderate/conservative in many others, danswon.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | May 14, 2013 3:57:13 PM


  10. People laughed at me when I said Arizona would be the first red state with marriage equality, but looking like I may end up being right. The state has a libertarian streak in it, not as socially conservative as other red states.

    Posted by: Ken | May 15, 2013 1:51:55 AM


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