By Jeffrey Hartinger
Originally published on Advocate.com June 13 2011 6:55 PM ET
The battle over gay marriage in New York State may be red-hot, but a new poll sheds insight on voter priorities, as reported by the New York Post.
A Siena College poll found that as many as 37% of New Yorkers rank the passage of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2% cap on local property tax hikes as the top concern for lawmakers, the Post reports.
In comparison, same-sex marriage and the renewal of rent regulations each received 14%.
Currently, there are six Senate Republicans who support marriage equality. If New York enacts marriage equality, it will become the sixth and largest state to do so in the United States.
The same survey found that a majority of poll-takers support same-sex marriage at 55%, up one percentage point from May.
The upcoming week in Albany may prove historic, which would give Cuomo one of the most successful and productive legislative sessions in the state Capitol in recent history.
Cuomo, who is six months into his term, is a supporter and advocate of marriage equality.