A clear majority of the country thinks the legal status of same-sex marriage should be the same in Alabama as it is in New York, according to a poll released Thursday.
The latest national poll from Quinnipiac University showed that 56 percent of American voters believe the Constitution should determine whether or not gay nuptials are legal, and that the legal status should be the same in all 50 states. Only 36 percent believe that individual states should make their own laws governing same-sex marriage.
President Barack Obama still maintains that the issue should ultimately be left up to the states instead of making it a constitutional right, although he said last month that he couldn't imagine a state-level gay marriage ban would be in line with the Constitution.
The poll also found that 50 percent said they support same-sex marraige, while 41 percent said they are opposed. In last month's Quinnipiac poll, 47 percent said it should be legal compared with 43 percent who said they were opposed.