A Public Policy Polling poll released today shows that 61 percent of Texas voters favor either same-sex marriage or civil unions.
That percentage is down from a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll in October that found 69 percent supported relationship recognition for gay couples.
PPP surveyed 500 Texas voters from Jan. 24-27 and the poll has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points. The UT/TT poll surveyed 800 voters from Oct. 15-21 and has a margin of error of 4.22 percentage points.
In the PPP poll, 28 percent of Texas voters supported civil unions and 33 percent were in favor of same-sex marriage.
When broken down by liberal and conservative voters, 59 percent of voters who identified as very liberal thought same-sex couples should be able to get married compared to 9 percent of voters who identified as very conservative.
As for civil unions, 41 percent of somewhat conservative voters and 24 percent of very conservative voters favored them while 14 percent of very liberal voters and 18 percent of somewhat liberal voters favored them.
Additionally, women were in support of same-sex marriage more than men with 37 percent supporting it compared to 26 percent of men. For those who didn’t support any relationship recognition, 30 percent were women and 43 percent were men.