CONCORD, NH- In the fifth annual statewide survey conducted by Dartmouth College's Rockefeller Center, support for the freedom to marry in New Hampshire jumped 13% from just one year ago, with marriage equality supporters now outnumbering opponents by nearly a two to one margin of 55%-31%. Responding to the latest numbers, Craig Stowell, co-chair of the bipartisan organization released the following statement:
"Once again, we learn that support for marriage equality is growing in the Granite State, with Independent voters supporting it by 66%. The Dartmouth poll also confirmed what every other poll has reported, that the number one priority for voters is not social issues, but 'building a strong economy."
"We're so proud of our lawmakers who realized that dividing New Hampshire families was wrong. We trust this gives them and many others across the state continued assurance that taking away the freedom to marry from loving, committed couples and their families is just plain wrong and just doesn't square with our values and priorities."