Chicago is a Democratic town. This latest poll shows even in blue areas, gay marriage is gathering anemic support. In the greater Chicago suburbs just 40 percent approve with 46 percent saying they oppose and an astonishing 14 percent refusing to tell pollsters their opinion.
In the Chicago area as a whole, including the city and suburbs, 42 percent support gay marriage, 42 percent oppose and 15 percent will not say. The Market Shares Corp. telephone poll of 800 male and female heads of household from the six-county Chicago area has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.