Nearly Split Even On Proposed Wisconsin Gay Marriage Ban

Slightly more than half of Wisconsinites questioned in a new poll say they favor a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

The latest Badger Poll found 52.5% of respondents support the amendment, which will appear on the November ballot. 43.8% oppose the amendment.

57.3% of men and 77.6% of Republicans polled supported the amendment.

The poll also found just more than half support the death penalty in Wisconsin in murder convictions confirmed by DNA evidence.

The University of Wisconsin Survey Center conducted the telephone poll. The survey is based on answers from 508 randomly chosen people. The margin of error is about four percentage points.