Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's found a net 14 point increase in support for gay marriage in Pennsylvania over the last year and a half. Voters in the state are now almost evenly divided on the issue with 45% thinking it should be legal and 47% believing it should continue to be illegal. In November of 2011 we found only 36% support and 52% opposition for gay marriage among Keystone State voters. Seniors continue to be opposed to gay marriage by a 28/62 margin, but voters under 45 support it 58/35, suggesting that it's only a matter of time.
Civil unions for same sex couples are pretty uncontroversial now with voters in the state. 74% support either gay marriage or civil unions with only 24% of voters opposed to any sort of legal recognition for gay couples. Even among Republicans there's 68% support for one or the other.