March 26th, 2013
08:18 PM ET

Same-sex marriage dividing the GOP

Poll after poll, we've seen a stark political divide when it comes to same-sex marriage

A new CBS poll shows 37% of Republicans support legalizing same-sex marriage while 63% of Democrats support it.

But Erin Burnett asked the CBS polling team for a breakdown by age, and the result was that among Republicans under 50, a plurality of 49 percent supports legalizing gay marriage, versus only 46 percent who oppose it.

But among Republicans under 50, a plurality 49% supports legalizing same-sex marriage while 46% oppose.

Burnett points out that its just one indication of how split the Republican Party is on this issue.

Outfront tonight: Republican Strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro - who signed a legal brief meant to influence the Supreme Court Justices to support same-sex marriage - and Ralph Reed, the chairman of the faith and freedom coalition.

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