Skip to comments.GALLUP/USA TODAY POLL: Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement Is Turning More Voters Away
Posted on 05/11/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Here's the first poll, from Gallup/USA Today, measuring the effect of Barack Obama's gay marriage endorsement on voters.
It has to be a little troubling that a quarter of Independents say they are less likely to vote for him now. It's also rather strange, considering this Gallup poll from this week that found that 57 percent of Independents think gay marriage should be legal.
Also, the endorsement does not appear, at least yet, to have had an overly energizing effect on Obama's Democratic base, with only 24 percent more likely to vote for him. Republicans showed a more passionate response, with 52 percent saying they would be less likely to vote for him.
Overall, though, gay marriage does not figure to be a major issue in the election, with 60 percent of those polled saying it would have no effect on their vote.
The poll does show, however, that 51 percent overall do approve of his endorsement. That runs in line with the 50 percent that said they supported it in the Gallup poll this week.
Obama's endorsement did not come without political risk, especially in key swing states and key demographics that propelled him to win the 2008 election.
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Today a lib told me he’s sitting out this election.
Isn’t if funny how the homo-Nazis always scream at us that their “civil rights” should never be put up for a vote, and yet they and their compliant media are constantly taking and pointing to votes (polls) on their “civil rights?”
“Today a lib told me hes sitting out this election.”
Buy him a lawn chair and wish him well.
Not to worry. The typical Obama voter will forget all about this before November, unless it is something they want. If not, they will forget about it when offered the cigarettes to hop on the voting bus.
Maybe it has something to do with the political pandering and the idea that the guy is a prostitute who will say or do anything to get himself elected.
I told him I think he’s doing the right thing. He looked at me and smiled.
The results of the California ballot initiative should have been his first clue.
Obama is vapid, ill-educated, and couldn’t pass McDonald’s entrance test.
Of course, this might make one wonder just how he got all those (toy) degrees.
Hmmmm, thinking, thinking.......
Of course. Gays and their enablers are already liberal. He certainly wasn’t going to gain votes.
Anecdotal, I know, but he definitely lost the vote of both of my parents over it. We can’t discuss politics in our house, as we are on opposite sides, so it’s better just to avoid discussing politics specifically than getting into fights about it. I’ve found it best to just keep it in the realm of “they all suck, we should vote them all out.” That’s the tact I’ve been taking for a couple of months, thinking if I could just get them to leave the presidential part blank, rather than voting for 0bama again, at least that would be some progress. However, last night, when she was watching the news, my mom volunteered that “He my vote with that, Dad’s too”. I gave my usual “politicians are terrible, etc.” and she volunteered looking at voting for Ron Paul. Baby steps, I guess.
Of course. Gays and their enablers are already liberal. He certainly wasnt going to gain votes.
Yesterday a lesbien called Mark Levin and say she’s voting for Romney.
i just find it hard to believe 51% of americans approve of sodomy.
But yet, in 30-plus states the "gay marriage" proposal has been defeated handily! Somehow, somewhere, and by somebody, it Does make a difference.
My guess: Another instance where people don't want to look like bigots. And if truth be told...people are also lying when they say they are not impacted by the vote.
Now I get why he did this now. He gets the $$$...but this issue will be forgotten by election time. Romney certainly won't bring it up...and the sheeple have very short memories.
“based on telephone interviews conducted May 10, 2012, on the Gallup Daily tracking survey, with a random sample of 1,013 adults, aged 18 and older”
This is a useless poll as far as the election is concerned. Just adults. I bet the results would be a lot different with likely voters, or even registered voters.
Sympathy for the gay agenda is highly exaggerated. Let the liberals get dragged into the homosexual nonsense. Republicans have nothing to gain from it, and a lot to lose.
Right now the Obama crowd are frantically rushing to shore up the far-Left base as they know they are rapidly hemorrhaging the independents. They are going to need every work-shy, shiftless, no-account, socialist bum this November.