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Old 05-11-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Six in 10 Say Obama Same-Sex Marriage View Won't Sway Vote

I should mention that I am a socially moderate, non-evangelical Republican who doesn't have a problem with gay marriage.

That being said, I'm always glad to see a poll that shows that people are less likely to vote for Obama - whatever the reason.

Among independent voters, 23% said it makes them less likely to vote for him and just 11% said it makes them more likely to. Among Democrats, 10% said it makes them less likely to vote for him (and only 2% of Republicans said it makes them more likely to vote for him).

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Old 05-11-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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If it is from all voters most republicans would not vote for Zobama and could have responded less likely, if it's of undecided then it matters marginally more.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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If it is from all voters most republicans would not vote for Zobama and could have responded less likely, if it's of undecided then it matters marginally more.
23% of Indies say they are LESS likely to vote for him, 11% say more likely.

10% of democrats LESS likely to vote for him, which is no small number.

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Specifically, 23% of independents and 10% of Democrats say it makes them less likely to vote for Obama, while a smaller 11% of independents and 2% of Republicans say it makes them more likely to vote for Obama. Those figures suggest Obama's gay marriage position is likely to cost him more independent and Democratic votes than he would gain in independent and Republican votes, clearly indicating that his new position is more of a net minus than a net plus for him.
Make it so..in OH, PA and VA.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Makes sense since 31 states have voted it down. Liberal Hollywood, Madison Avenue and the Media love to innundate us with pro gay/ SSM images and messages as they try and make it seem more common and acceptable than it really is to most Americans. Times are changing; but not nearly at the speed some want to make it seem. Obama may have gotten his payout from his big liberal/pro SSM Hollywood donors. But, votewise, I think its backfiring.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If it is from all voters most republicans would not vote for Zobama and could have responded less likely, if it's of undecided then it matters marginally more.
I edited my OP to include some more info on this for those who didn't want to read the link (and it looks like sanrene replied with the same stats as I was typing this response).
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I think most KNOW he's been lying for years and his major flip-flop was made out of political necessity.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Nope to the above poster, we have tons of friends, tons because of business and personal.
I have democrat friends whom are older, that only believe a Man and Women ought to be married, and nothing will sway their mind.
Does not make a difference what party you belong too. Your either going to believe in the sanction that only a Man and Women ought to be married as so many of our friends.

The ones whom are open minded as i am, will not change their minds. I still am not voting for Obama, and i have a lot of gay friends. There is so much more important issues then just that one stance. Although important, we need to make headway with this downright sliding negative, over the cliff economy.
People do not need to change their mind, just to apease the masses. Your entitled to your own opinion, does not matter what others think.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I think most KNOW he's been lying for years and his major flip-flop was made out of political necessity.
You do know that in the 90's when he was running for IL State Senate, he was actually FOR gay marriage, right? LMAO

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Makes sense since 31 states have voted it down. Liberal Hollywood, Madison Avenue and the Media love to innundate us with pro gay/ SSM images and messages as they try and make it seem more common and acceptable than it really is to most Americans. Times are changing; but not nearly at the speed some want to make it seem. Obama may have gotten his payout from his big liberal/pro SSM Hollywood donors. But, votewise, I think its backfiring.
It's quite remarkable with the onslaught by the institutions you've mentioned, gay marriage has been defeated every time it has been taken directly to the people.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Look for Obama to "clarify" his remarks in the coming days and weeks.
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