Public Policy Polling has released a new poll on marriage in California.
When PPP last asked the question in September 2010, a 46% plurality was in support, but an almost equal 44% opposed these rights.
Democrats have remained remarkably stable, with two-thirds in support and a quarter opposed both then and now. The change has come among Republicans and independents. GOP voters have moved from 76-15 opposed to only 64-29, so their support for legal same-sex marriage rights has doubled in four months. Unaffiliated voters were, much like the electorate at large, only tepidly in support previously, at 47- 41, but have now moved to 51-35 in favor of gay marriage.
Both women and men have moved toward legalizing same-sex marriage by nine points on the margin. Women were already in support, 49-39, but now stand at 56-37. Men were against by a 43-50 margin last fall, but have moved barely in support, 45-43.