Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Polls show nothing much after President Obama's Gay Marriage announcement

In today's polls, many folks wasn't "upset" with President Obama's gay marriage endorsement. And as a plus, he got a small boost from it.

MSNBC reports
In the poll, a combined 17 percent say it makes them "much more likely" or "somewhat more likely" they will vote for him. That's compared with a combined 20 percent who say the announcement will make them more likely to vote for Mitt Romney, who opposes gay marriage.

Perhaps more importantly, 62 percent say the president's support for gay marriage doesn't make a difference in their vote -- including 75 percent of independents, 76 percent of moderates, 81 percent of African Americans, and 65 percent of residents in the Midwest.

"From my distance, it looks more like a voting draw than anything else," says Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.
In addition, the NBC/WSJ poll finds that a majority -- 54 percent -- would support a law in their state making same-sex marriage legal. Twenty four percent would actively support such a law, while 30 percent would favor it but not actively support it.
I wonder what the haters are saying?


Starlight said...

It frightens me that this could be the dividing issue for any Obama supporter. Are there people so afraid of gay rights that they will forget all of the president's other platforms? Probably more important ones, if you ask me. Thanks for the stats, though. Looks kinda hopeful.

Roger Poladopoulos said...

The haters are silent: they're in cardiac arrest. The President's supporters figured this was going to happen eventually. It's consistant with his style of tolerance and inclusion.

truthspew said...

When he came out and stated his support I knew it was a political wash. His campaign would suffer any negatives from him doing so.

So it's good to see corroboration.

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