Poll: GOP Opinion On Social Issues Wildly Out Of Step With Mainstream

September 27, 2013 5:43 a.m.

Republicans are out of touch with much of the country on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion, according to new poll findings from Bloomberg released late Thursday.

While 55 percent of Americans — including 7 in 10 young people — support the right of gay and lesbian couples to get married, 52 percent of Republicans are opposed. 

The poll also showed that 40 percent of Republicans want state legislatures to continue to push for laws that limit abortion, nearly double the 22 percent of Americans who feel that way.

A survey released in April showed that 66 percent of Republicans were opposed to marriage equality, while 53 percent of all Americans said they supported gay nuptials.  

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