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Poll: 6 in 10 support gay marriage in California

A new poll finds that 6 out of every 10 voters in California now support allowing gay couples to get married.

The Sacramento Bee has the report:

A new poll shows gay marriage has arrived in California ? in public opinion if not in state lawbooks.

Golden State registered voters now favor same-sex unions by 59 percent to 34 percent, a 25-point gap that is the largest margin of support for the issue in the three-plus decades the Field Poll has been asking the question.

The new Field survey shows support has leapt markedly in the three and a half years since California voters approved Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage, 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent.

The poll showed increases in support virtually across the board ? among voters under 64, non-white voters, Catholics, Republicans and nonpartisans.

Read the full article via THE SACRAMENTO BEE