Poll: Majority of Americans want SCOTUS to make gay marriage a Constitutional right

Poll: Majority of Americans want SCOTUS to make gay marriage a Constitutional right
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A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that 56% of American voters would support a Supreme Court decision to make gay marriage a Constitutional right while only 38% would oppose it.

According to the survey, Democrats would support legalization 70 to 24%, independent voters 61% to 34%, while Republicans would oppose it 62% to 34%.

Gender makes a slight difference on the question, with men supporting it 55 to 41% and women supporting it at 57% to 35%.

The Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that could legalize gay marriage nationwide, by the end of June.

The majority of voters, 57 to 36%, say states should be forced to recognize same-sex marriages from other states that allow it.

The poll also found that the majority of American voters disapprove of the job President Barack Obama is doing and believe we are losing the war against the Islamic State.

Fifty percent of American voters disapprove of the job Obama is doing, up from 49% found in an April Quinnipiac poll. On top of that, 64% of American voters believe the U.S. and it’s allies are losing the war against IS terrorists.

Congress didn’t escape the voters’ scrutiny either, with 61% saying they disapprove of the job Congressional Democrats are doing and 73% saying they disapprove of the job Congressional Republicans are doing.

The poll also queried voters on their feelings about the death penalty. It found that 43% of American voters support the death penalty for convicted murderers, while 48% support life without parole.

In the case of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death by a jury in May, 62% of voters agree he should be executed while 34% support life without parole.

“American voters may be moving away from the death penalty in general, but there is absolutely no ambivalence when it comes to executing convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement.

This report, by Casey Harper, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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