LAS VEGAS (AP) - Half of all Nevadans in a newspaper poll say they oppose same- and opposite-sex domestic partnerships.
The survey conducted statewide for the Las Vegas Review-Journal did not gather opinions about gay marriage itself.
But of the 625 respondents, 38 percent said they favor state Senate legislation to recognize civil unions between unmarried homosexual and heterosexual couples.
Democrats backed the plan by a 46 percent to 36 percent margin. Independents supported it 47 percent to 42 percent.
But Republicans opposed the idea by a 71 percent to 23 percent margin, more than offsetting that support.
The poll was conducted statewide last week by telephone by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research of Washington, D.C. It had a sampling error margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com