Q: (AMONG LIKELY VOTERS) As you may know, Question 6 on the state ballot is the 'Civil Marriage Protection Act'. If the election were held today, would you vote yes or no on Question 6? (See 'complete trends' page for full wording)

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The Washington Post poll

Question 13 of 23

In this poll:

The November referendum on whether to uphold a state law allowing gay nuptials is favored 52 percent to 43 percent among likely voters, according to the poll. (See complete trends page for full ballot issue question wording and order)

This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone October 11-15, 2012, among a random sample of 1,106 adult residents of Maryland. Interviews were conducted on both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The error margin is four points for the sample of 934 registered voters and for the sample of 843 likely voters. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt SRBI, Inc of New York, NY.