Same-Sex Marriage — **42%** support nationally?!

29 04 2009


Via Joe.My.God

Via CBS News:

Forty-two percent of Americans now say same sex couples should be allowed to legally marry, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds. That’s up nine points from last month, when 33 percent supported legalizing same sex marriage.

Support for same sex marriage is now at its highest point since CBS News starting asking about it in 2004.

Twenty-eight percent say same sex couples should have no legal recognition – down from 35 percent in March – while 25 percent support civil unions, but not marriage, for gay couples.

As has historically been the case on this issue, liberals are more likely to support same sex marriage. Sixty-nine percent support the idea, while conservatives generally favor either civil unions (28 percent) or no legal recognition (44 percent).

Suspicion is of a Vermont/Iowa effect. I suspect the numbers may be a little off, but I still like the overall indication.

…eagerly awaiting a non-news source poll with similar results. Gallup? Where are you?

Oh, and big news arriving regarding this blog this afternoon, but I’ll let her tell you all about it.

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29 04 2009
Anonymous

Every day I wake up and the world has changed. Life is good being an optimist.

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