-Voters in Ohio are still opposed to gay marriage, but they've moved quite a bit on the issue over the last eight months. 37% think it should be legal to 50% who believe it should be illegal. That -13 spread is a net 10 point increase in support compared to our poll in the state last October when 32% thought it should be legal and 55% illegal.
Republicans have barely moved over that time but the numbers reflect a big increase in support from Democrats. They've gone from supporting gay marriage only 46/41 to favoring it by a 54/30 margin. Independents have also shifted from opposing it, 32/51, to supporting it 42/38.
Although it's a small sample the movement has been particularly acute among black voters. They opposed gay marriage by a whooping 63/16 margin on our October poll but now express support for it by a 42/35 spread. That's reflective of the movement we've seen everywhere among African Americans since Barack Obama announced his support for gay marriage.
When you expand the discussion to civil unions 66% of Ohio voters support some form of legal recognition for gay couples to only 32% completely opposed to any recognition.
-It's been two years since the decision, but voters in Ohio aren't showing much of an inclination to warm up to LeBron James. 25% have a favorable opinion of him to 39% with a negative one. That -14 favorability spread is almost identical to the -15 one we had at 19/34 right in the wake of the 'Decision' in 2010. 66% of Ohioans who had a rooting interest in the NBA finals pulled for the Thunder over the Heat.
-Most national generic House ballot polling this year has been pretty close and the story is no different in Ohio. 43% of voters say they'd pick a Democrat for Congress if the election was today, and an equal 43% say that they would go for the GOP.
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