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CNN Poll is First To Show Majority Support for Gay Marriage
FiveThirtyEight ^ | 8/11/10 | Nate Silver

Posted on 08/16/2010 10:13:59 AM PDT by detritus

A landmark of sorts was achieved today as CNN just came out with a poll showing a 52 percent majority of Americans agreed with the statement that "gays and lesbians should have a constitutional right to get married and have their marriage recognized by law as valid." Some 46 percent of respondents disagreed with the statement...

CNN also asked the question in a slightly different way to half its respondents, omitting the term "should" from the question above, i.e. "Do you think gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to get married and have their marriage recognized by law as valid?". Using that phrasing, 49 percent said yes and 51 percent said no.

Combining the two subsamples has 50.5 percent of Americans in support of gay marriage and 47.5 percent opposed: just about the barest possible majority. But a majority nevertheless, something that no previous poll had shown. An ABC/Washington Post poll from April 2009 had come the closest, showing a 49/46 plurality in support of gay marriage rights; a few other polls had also shown gay marriage to the plurality position when respondents were given a three-way choice of marriage, civil unions, and no legal recognition. But no national poll, save for one debatable case with highly unorthodox phrasing, had shown it to the the majority position....

(Excerpt) Read more at fivethirtyeight.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnnpoll; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; poll; samesex
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The demographic profiles and trend lines indicated a shift in this direction, but I hadn't expected it to hit the tipping point quite this soon.
1 posted on 08/16/2010 10:14:01 AM PDT by detritus
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To: detritus

From CNN, imagine that.


2 posted on 08/16/2010 10:14:43 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: JDW11235

Oh yes and pigs fly too /Capitol BS


3 posted on 08/16/2010 10:15:41 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Give me a hand up, not a hand out)
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To: detritus

lol does that mean only gays watch CNN


4 posted on 08/16/2010 10:15:45 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: detritus

To CNN: YOU LIE!


5 posted on 08/16/2010 10:16:22 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: JDW11235

Not buying it for a minute. Every state where it has been on the ballot, it was voted down.


6 posted on 08/16/2010 10:16:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: detritus

They can’t just ask Anderson Cooper and then call that “a poll”.


7 posted on 08/16/2010 10:16:56 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: detritus

It’s a lie.

LLS


8 posted on 08/16/2010 10:17:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yep. Even California, TWICE!


9 posted on 08/16/2010 10:17:27 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: detritus

(Poll taken at Gay Bathhouse:San Francisco)


10 posted on 08/16/2010 10:17:53 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: dalebert

At least for Anderson Cooper.


11 posted on 08/16/2010 10:18:10 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Anderson Cooper has been taking poles for quite some time.


12 posted on 08/16/2010 10:18:10 AM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: Blue Turtle

cnn must have gone to where they plan to build the gay bar next to the mosque for their unbiased numbers.


13 posted on 08/16/2010 10:18:34 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: ChiefJayStrongbow

Post #11, JINX! To the second, wow.


14 posted on 08/16/2010 10:18:45 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: detritus

So suddenly the libs will start saying the majority opinion matters.


15 posted on 08/16/2010 10:18:53 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. --Chinatown, written by Robert Towne)
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To: detritus

from the former Clinton News Network

currently the Communist News Network

sure....they are believable (do I really need to post SARC?)


16 posted on 08/16/2010 10:19:38 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: detritus

CNN does a poll...LOL!


17 posted on 08/16/2010 10:19:48 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: detritus

Lemme guess, they used another sample of 99% flaming liberals, and 1% moderate liberals to get those results, right?


18 posted on 08/16/2010 10:20:15 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: detritus

“A landmark of sorts was achieved today as CNN just came out with a poll...”

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“Came out” is appropriate terminology. Unintentional I’m sure, from the propagandists at CNN. It suggests they just made it up.

Not “conducted”, or “reported”, or even released.

Hey I just “came out” with a “poll” that says a majority of Americans are good with armed robbery.

Gee, that was easy.


19 posted on 08/16/2010 10:21:12 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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Anybody know what’s with the red text between the last two links? It looks like the links themselves are closed off properly....


20 posted on 08/16/2010 10:21:16 AM PDT by detritus
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To: detritus

Fine, then let the people in every state vote on it and not be overturned by a judge.


21 posted on 08/16/2010 10:21:23 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: BornToBeAmerican

22 posted on 08/16/2010 10:22:56 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Patrick1

Then the Democrats should run on this issue in the fall.


23 posted on 08/16/2010 10:22:57 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: detritus

How’s CNN doing in ratings, overall? I’m assuming that their ratings for everything keep going down, down, down.


24 posted on 08/16/2010 10:23:01 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: detritus
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25 posted on 08/16/2010 10:23:39 AM PDT by erman (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: detritus

But the rulings never mention ‘Gay’. Only same sex. There is not a Gay requirement.


26 posted on 08/16/2010 10:24:59 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: detritus

You can bet they oversampled Democrats. They always do to get the results they want and when they get the results they want it becomes a headline because CNN is about changing public opinion and public perception rather than just report the news.


27 posted on 08/16/2010 10:25:54 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: detritus

“gays and lesbians should have a constitutional right to get married and have their marriage recognized by law as valid.”

I agree with that statement. And they have that right in every state as long as it meets the following criteria:
1. The person they marry is of the opposite sex.
2. The person they marry is of age.
3. the person they marry is not a direct relative.
4. The person they marry is not currently married.
5. The person they marry consents.
6. They are of age or have the permission of their parent or guardian.

It’s all about how you ask the question. I would be part of the 52%, but that assumes the rules above.


28 posted on 08/16/2010 10:26:47 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: detritus

Funny. When they put it to the ballot thought (even n liberal states) it goes down in flamers (no pun intended).


29 posted on 08/16/2010 10:27:00 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: detritus

A CONSTITUTIONAL right?

Really?

Either the majority doesn’t get The Consitution or didn’t pay attention to that portion of the question

Or both.


30 posted on 08/16/2010 10:28:09 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que)
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To: detritus

CNN only hires LeftiPerv lying, data rigging, Cornholios...like Sanchez the UnAmerican Bigot.


31 posted on 08/16/2010 10:28:58 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: detritus

I don’t believe it.

Further, those that DO believe it don’t seem to realize the camel’s nose under the tent - if non-tradional marriages are o.k., so is polygamy - which translates into an Islamic demographic bomb in the U.S.


32 posted on 08/16/2010 10:29:07 AM PDT by ZULU (God, guts and guns made America great)
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A push poll from a so called news agency with an agenda.

Can't we report them to somebody? Maybe there should be a learned panel of experts that would censures organizations masquerading as news media.

Oh yeah, we already have one, it's called capitalism.

33 posted on 08/16/2010 10:29:07 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Barack the Bungler must step down.)
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To: detritus

Who did they poll? Viewer?


34 posted on 08/16/2010 10:30:35 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: detritus
Please do you believe a CNN POLL ???

The CNN polling firm is owned and operated by a HUGE Democrat fundraiser and hits all the DNC events .

CNN canned the GALLUP pollster because it was not getting the right results ( an actual quote ).

35 posted on 08/16/2010 10:32:43 AM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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We know CNN did something to make this happen.

What I find interesting they are doing polls on this rather than O. Anything but O.


36 posted on 08/16/2010 10:35:57 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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RE :” CNN also asked the question in a slightly different way to half its respondents, omitting the term “should” from the question above, i.e. “Do you think gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to get married and have their marriage recognized by law as valid?”. Using that phrasing, 49 percent said yes and 51 percent said no

This has to be public schools, MTV culture, massive immigration and the MSM celebration of homosexuality. How the hell can people think same sex marriage is in the US constitution?

How about a fing poll that asks ? :Where do constitutional rights come from ?
A) The US constitution derived from the framers and amendments,
B) judges.
C) Obama,
D) A wise latino.
E) Judge Matthias (the Jesse Jackson judge)

37 posted on 08/16/2010 10:47:19 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

LOL!

A wise latina ;-)


38 posted on 08/16/2010 10:53:50 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson)
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To: detritus

It is partially brain-washing and partial-fraud.

After 20 years of preparing people (since Clinton put Gays in Military and paid for it), Bank Owned media has normalized homosexuality to the point where most people are not shocked by it.

They always show slight change in polls and some of it is real for sure, but some of it fabricated, and now they are ready to make their move - the Gay Judge in CA, and the new polls are all leading to Electronic Machine Fraud.

The experts would then come on and explain how the opinions are changing and some are, but it is every easy for EVMs to commit fraud and they obviously feel the time is right.

Goal remains to break every man and woman from their family, from their enthnic loyalties, from their National Pride, from their neighbors. People hate bankers, but trust them more than they trust their neighbors.


39 posted on 08/16/2010 10:54:37 AM PDT by True_Kon
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Better yet, some Republicans should run on this issue -
Gay Marriage Amendment Fails in Senate [from 2006; better time to revive?] - FR / WaPo, 2006 June 08.
40 posted on 08/16/2010 10:56:03 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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“gays and lesbians should have a constitutional right to get married and have their marriage recognized by law as valid.”

Yep - as long long as they "follow the rules".

41 posted on 08/16/2010 10:59:03 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: detritus

it is a CNN poll that was designed to show government MSM support for homosexual marriages because on Wednesday evening expect thousands of repulsive pictures.

Remember CNN is just as homosexual as MSNBC, or shep smith on FNC.


42 posted on 08/16/2010 11:04:00 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: detritus

Liars...engineering a poll that is soooooo very out of sync with voter returns in the past 10 years. Flippin liars. This is why NOBODY trusts CNN.


43 posted on 08/16/2010 11:12:46 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: detritus
CNN Poll is First To Show Majority Support for Gay Marriage of Viewers are Gay.

There, I fixed it.

44 posted on 08/16/2010 11:15:49 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: detritus

This is funny sicne evertime it goes to the ballot it is roundly defeated!


45 posted on 08/16/2010 11:26:59 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: detritus

CNN poll.....nuf said


46 posted on 08/16/2010 11:29:07 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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I don’t think many voters today are capapble of discerning what is constitutional or not or even have the slightest concept of why that is a significant issue.

Which is frightening.

So many willing slaves.


47 posted on 08/16/2010 11:37:50 AM PDT by ZULU (God, guts and guns made America great)
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To: detritus

Newbie it’s been voted down in every state where it’s been on the ballot. Americans do NOT approve.


48 posted on 08/16/2010 11:37:51 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: detritus

I have a healthy skepticism about any poll, and I certainly have my doubts about the liberal media, such as CNN. I would have to see a number of independent and reliable polls before I have start to trust the results of these polls. But for the sake of argument, if this poll is accurate, it only confirms the fact that America no longer has a Biblical worldview, and that Christendom is dead in America. America is still a religious nation, but it is not the religion of traditional Christianity. It is a heretical form of Christianity.


49 posted on 08/16/2010 11:39:07 AM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: detritus

You really don’t believe this do you? If the majority of Californians don’t approve then you can bet this is a bogus poll.


50 posted on 08/16/2010 11:40:17 AM PDT by 1035rep
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