The Conservative's bid to legalise same-sex marriage looks set to lose the party more votes than it will gain over the move, an ITV News Index Poll carried out by ComRes suggests.
Of those surveyed:
- 34% believe it makes the Conservative Party less appealing to them as a voter.
- 15% said the move makes the Tories more appealing.
- 66% felt it was driven by David Cameron's desire to make the party look modern.
Men and those aged 65 and over are more likely to say it makes the Conservative Party less appealing to them, while women and people aged 18-34 are more likely to say it actually makes the party a more appealing voting prospect, according to the poll's results.
ComRes interviewed 2,050 British adults online between 1-3 February.
Landmark plans to legalise gay marriage got the green light in the Commons, despite a majority of Tories failing to support the Government.
The Prime Minister will read the letter delivered to Number 10, take their views on board, but not change his mind over gay marriage.
Many Conservative MPs just do not understand the move when the tax measure is in the Coalition Agreement.