BY PHILIP ELLIOTT AND DENNIS JUNIUS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Even so, an Associated Press-GfK survey released Friday found that the president fired up his core supporters - at least for now - with his support of gay marriage. More young people, liberals and Democrats say they strongly approve of Obama's handling of same-sex marriage than said they did before he disclosed his new position last month.
The poll found that 42 percent of Americans oppose gay marriage, 40 percent support it and 15 percent are neutral. Last August, the country was similarly divided over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to be legally married in their state, with 45 percent opposing, 42 percent favoring and 10 percent neutral.