68% of California adults — the highest number in four years of SurveyUSA polling — now say same-sex couples should be able to share in the legal benefits of marriage, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KPIX-TV San Francisco, KABC-TV Los Angeles, KGTV-TV San Diego, and KFSN-TV Fresno. 27% — the lowest number in four years of polling — say the legal benefits of marriage should be restricted only to couples consisting of a man and a woman.
Asked specifically what the Supreme Court of the United States should do in an upcoming ruling that will decide the fate of Proposition 8, 48% say the Court should uphold an appeals court ruling that would mean the end of Proposition 8. 35% say the appeals court ruling should be overturned, which would reinstate Proposition 8.
Support for extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples has ranged from 61% in January 2010 to 68% today. The margin of support was as low as 25 points in January 2010, and is 41 points today. Click here to see detailed tracking data for this question. Click here to view the full results of this poll.