- Results of a statewide poll released 2 August 2012, conducted by Hart Research Associates, found 54 percent of Marylanders said they would vote for Referendum 76, the law that would allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Forty percent would vote against it. When they surveyed voters in March 2012, 51 percent said they would vote for the law, and 43 percent said they would vote against it. Hart polled 504 likely voters statewide from 24-28 July 2012. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. Support also went up amongst African-American likely voters statewide. Hart additionally surveyed 515 of these individuals, who went from opposing the referendum to upholding same-sex marriage (40 percent to 49 percent) to being evenly divided between support and opposition in March 2012 (44 percent to 45 percent). Poll Details
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