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Poll: 50 percent support same-sex marriage in Md.

Tuesday - 1/31/2012, 11:11am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A poll by The Washington Post has found that half of Maryland residents now support legalizing same-sex marriage.

The poll released Monday found that 50 percent of residents favor same-sex marriage and 44 percent are opposed. ( http://wapo.st/wbAnTN)

The newspaper reports that's the highest recorded level of support in Maryland in a Post poll.

The poll found a divide among Maryland Democrats based on race. For whites, 71 percent were found to support same-sex marriage, while 24 percent oppose it. Among blacks, 41 percent support it, while 53 percent oppose it.

The poll was conducted by telephone Jan. 23-26 among a random sample of 1,064 Maryland adults. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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