Voters Immovable on Marriage Equality?

June 28, 2010

by Roberta Sklar | Washington Blade

A groundbreaking study by Patrick Egan was released last week related to polling on ballot measures on marriage equality and same-sex relationships. The study shows that voters don’t move during campaigns. They vote the way they said they would right from the start. “Whaaa?,” I said to myself when I first read it and did a double take

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Gay? Whatever, Dude

June 5, 2010

by Charles M. Blow | New York Times

Last week, while many of us were distracted by the oil belching forth from the gulf floor and the president’s ham-handed attempts to demonstrate that he was sufficiently engaged and enraged, Gallup released a stunning, and little noticed, report on Americans’ evolving views of homosexuality.

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Poll Finds Gains for Same-Sex Marriage in Maryland

May 11, 2010

by Aaron C. Davis and Jennifer Agiesta | Washington Post

Maryland residents are shifting toward a more positive opinion of same-sex marriage, with registered voters now narrowly supporting a law to allow it, a Washington Post poll has found.

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Poll: 51.8% Plan to Vote No on Question 1

October 14, 2009

from Portland Press Herald

According to new poll data, 51.8 percent of people who plan to vote in November say they will vote no or are leaning in that direction on question 1, the people’s veto of Maine’s same-sex marriage law.

The poll shows that 42.9 percent plan to vote yes, or are leaning that way. And 5.2 percent remain undecided.

A “no” vote would allow the same-sex marriage law to stand. A “yes” vote would overturn the law.

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Poll: Rising U.S. Support for Social Issues, Such as Gay Marriage

April 30, 2009

by Jennifer Agiesta and Alec MacGillis | The Washington Post

Republicans may not be able to rely on social issues as they try to rebound against a popular president and increasingly dominant Democratic Party, as a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows rising support for same-sex marriage…

But the shifting views in the new poll suggest Republicans face a greater hazard: An inability to use those issues to rally their base and appeal to conservative Democrats and independents who previously would have been put off by Democrats’ more liberal stances on social issues.

Most striking is the sharp shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage. Forty-nine percent said it should be legal for gay people to marry, and 46 percent said it should be illegal. About three years ago, a broad majority said such unions should be illegal (58 percent illegal to 36 percent legal).

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Poll: Support For Same Sex Marriage Grows

April 28, 2009

Forty-two percent of Americans now say same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. That’s up nine points from last month, when 33 percent supported legalizing same sex marriage.