Poll: Arkansas anti-gay adoption ban measure trailing badly

A proposal to ban unmarried couples from fostering or adopting children in Arkansas is likely to fail, according to a major poll taken by University of Arkansas.

The ballot measure that will be voted on Nov. 4 is opposed by 58 percent of those surveyed and supported by 38 percent of participants. 7 percent told pollsters they were undecided or refused to answer.

The poll interviewed 1,628 adult Arkansans via telephone between Oct. 1 and Oct. 21. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.5 percent on most questions, Morning News reports.

The measure, called Proposed Initiative Act No. 1, would ban unmarried, cohabiting couples from becoming foster or adoptive parents in the state.