According to a poll, conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute (pdf), support for the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois is at an all time high of 43.6%, while support for civil unions is at 31.8%. Rich Miller of Capitol Fax writes:
So, the number of people who say gays should be allowed to marry is up ten points in just two years, while those opposing all recognition of gay unions has declined by over 6 points. The most recent poll’s margin of error is 2.77 points, so this is real movement.
That’s pretty amazing.