Skip to comments.New Poll Shows Huge Surge in Support for Marriage Equality [retread moby zot]
Posted on 03/24/2013 12:47:31 PM PDT by zigzagzoom
Survey after survey has shown that views on basic social issues often move very slowly. But support for marriage equality is turning out to be one big exception to the rule. According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, 58 percent of Americans now think it should be legal for same-sex couples to get married. That is an astounding increase from a low of 32 percent less than a decade ago. And in another shift that is seen as directly related to support for equal rights, only 24 percent see homosexuality as a choice, compared to 40 percent almost 20 years ago....
It has long been obvious that support for marriage equality was higher among the young. But the numbers now demonstrate how truly rare it is for a young person to oppose gay marriage. Eighty-one percent of adults younger than 30 support marriage equality, compared to 44 percent of seniors. In both cases, thats 10 points higher than it was in March 2011, showing how much support for gay marriage has soared in such a short time. Even though Democrats still back marriage equality far more than Republicans72 percent versus 34 percentboth groups have seen increases in support since 2004, with 18 points for Republicans and 29 points among Democrats.
The poll also appears to demonstrate how Americans are seeing the issue of gay marriage as one of basic rights and fairness, with 64 percent saying its legality should be decided for all states based on the U.S. Constitution....
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The majority of Americans do NOT support the bastardization of Marriage, to accommodate the 3% of those engaged in a deviant life style.
Two posts on accepting sodomy as normal from an account started 12 12 2012... HomoTroll?
Currently the response rate is 9%. That's such a small number a dedicated group can inform its members/adherents/coreligionists/whatever to keep on the look out for calls from pollsters ~ AND ALWAYS ANSWER THEM ~ or, alternative use their CALL BACK option.
Done in earnest a group can have its opinion AMPLIFIED 11 times.
We know National Education Association and other public employee unions, as well as the abortion industry and homosexuals (of all kinds) can be depended on to respond the same way to certain questions. If their response rate is above 9% their opinion ~ which is a minority opinion ~ will seem to the pollsters to be more than half the public response.
They are doing it already ~ then there's the problem of wealthier folks having more than one personal phone number.
“In your face America!” - Your friends, the liberals.
This is just the communist media pulling phony polls out of their *ss and beating those incapable of thinking for themselves over the head with it 24/7/365...
So, whaddaya think about that?
BS is right.
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I’m with G Larry. Bull! Funny that this is all coming out today - may we call it a Talking Point? Came out on an APB email? Even with abortion being legal, support is dwindling and the fight against that horrific immorality is being won in the hearts and minds of people who know it is wrong.
So it will be with sodomy. They can rename it ‘Marriage Equality.” Oh give me a break. Let’s name it what has always been called - perversion, queer, homo, sodomy.
Bullying and pretending something is morally right that is NOT morally right do not make it so, suddenly, after 5000+ years of every society on earth considering it a perversion. Never give up the fight.
JimRob’s been busy.
Who gives a damn? The youth in this country are the godless and mindless generation, betrayed by the previous one. Their future is bleak.
Most want to appear open minded and with it.
Love that one. She's adorable.
And yet the 2012 election polling, particularly the state polls, were dead on accurate. So accurate in fact that poll aggregators, such as the NY Slimes 538 blog, got all 50 states correct in 2012. The people that were wrong were the folks that refused to believe the polling that showed Hussein being re-elected and Democrats winning most of the big competitive Senate races.
Polls are getting more accurate, not less so. The science and methodology is getting better, not worse. Obviously you need to see the poll questions on specific issues to make sure they aren't loaded to achieve a desired result, but most of these polls with neutral questions are very accurate - especially when you take an aggregate of polling for things like generic ballot, presidential approval, etc.
Even that stupid unskewed polls guy admitted the pollsters were right and he was completely wrong. It was sad watching so many conservatives buy into his BS, but at least he had the stones to admit his assumptions about polling were wrong. Dick Morris is another one that refused to believe the polling and has since admitted the turnout model the pollsters predicted was absolutely accurate and he was completely wrong.