Poll: Florida split on gay marriage, but opposes legalizing marijuana

10:29 AM, Dec 20, 2012   |    comments
Clyde Phillips-Frey, left hand, and Nathan Phillips-Frey, right hand, pose for photos after being married in a group same-sex marriage in Niagara Falls, N.Y., July 25, 2011.
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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - A new poll says Florida voters are split on gay marriage, but they oppose legalizing marijuana.

A survey done by Quinnipiac University found that 45 percent oppose gay marriage, while 43 percent support it.  That's a change from last May when 50 percent opposed same-sex marriage.

Fifty-two percent are opposed to making marijuana legal while 42 percent say the drug should be made legal. The states of Washington and Colorado recently legalized small amounts.

On other issues: 73 percent of voters said they oppose an effort to let colleges like the University of Florida charge higher tuition rates. Sixty-six percent also said they opposed charging more tuition for certain majors.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,261 registered voters. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percent.

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