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MSU poll: Gay marriage gaining support in Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan State University poll has found an increase in support for gay marriage in Michigan, with 56% of adults questioned saying they support the same-sex unions.

Michigan State economics professor Charles Ballard directs the quarterly State of the State Survey, which questions Michiganians about a variety of subjects.

He says the increase in state support for same-sex marriage mirrors trends around the country.

The telephone poll of 1,015 Michigan adults was conducted June 12-Aug. 13, and the results have a margin of sampling error of 3%age points up or down.

Opposition to gay marriage stood at 39% in this year's poll. Two years ago, 51% said they opposed gay marriage, while 48% supported it.

 

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