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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Polls on Gay Marriage Not Yet Reflected in Votes

Poll after poll shows public support for same-sex marriage steadily increasing, to the point where it's now a majority viewpoint. Yet in all 32 states where gay marriage has been on the ballot, voters have rejected it.

It's possible the streak could end in November, when Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state are likely to have closely contested gay marriage measures on their ballots.

For now, however, there remains a gap between the national polling results and the way states have voted. It's a paradox with multiple explanations, from political geography to the likelihood that some conflicted voters tell pollsters one thing and then vote differently.



Anonymous said...

Let us hope Maryland does us proud and is the first to pass it.

Anonymous said...

I don't care who marries who,it's not an issue with me.I object whole heartedly the way it was pushed on me by the state house leader so he could try to make a national name for himself. For that reason I have signed the petition and will vote against this bill when it comes to referendum.

Anonymous said...

The first sentence in this article is the biggest oxymoron ever written. If it's the most popular idea ever, how is it voted down EVERY time it's put up for a vote? What an idiot hype writer! I, too, have signed the petition and will vote it down in the Fall.

Anonymous said...

Polls are not privately conducted...someone knows what your answer is - they may even know you or someone you is private - noone on earth except the person in your mirror knows how you voted.

One of the principles this country was founded on!

Meanwhile, if it wasn't foisted upon us...and wasn't called marriage (civil union works), the petition probably would not have started.....

Anonymous said...


You have it exactly correct. How can there be "public support" for something that gets voted down everywhere it's tried.
The fact is that nobody approves of this deviant behavior.

Get out of my Country said...

I am sick and tired of seeing men with men and woman with women swapping kisses in Wall Mart in front of my kids

Anonymous said...

@ 9:59

I'd kiss another man just so I wouldn't have to see your ugly kids!

John 3:16 said...

Hey 11:37Am: I will see you on Judgement Day as the Lord sends you to hell with your gay lover!

Anonymous said...

@ 12:28

What a great Christ like attitude you have there! I'll be sure to save you a seat since you obviously haven't picked up your bible in awhile.

Giving someone else equal rights does not infringe or take away rights from you. It just makes it illegal for you to enforce your prejudice and hate. Simple as that.