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08/28/2008

Poll: Majority of Californians don't wanna muck with our farriages

by Jeremy Hooper

California321_1_1 Hopeful news out of the Golden State: A new poll conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California suggests that a majority of California's likely voters are unlikely to support the cruel, divisive ballot initiative known as Proposition 8.  The research suggests that 54% are against the equality-robbing proposal, with only a meager 40% of overall likely voters showing support for the freedom-stifling, unAmerican, civil liberties-threatening nastiness:

Same-sex marriage ban behind in latest poll [SF Chron]

*The raw data:PPIC

So what's the breakdown?  Well the results show that only 29% of Democrats and 36% of Independents are willing to get behind the historical pockmark, but that an annoying 60% of Republicans are quite willing to support the ban and therefore continue fostering the fundamental misunderstanding of church/state separation that is rife within their conservative wing. 

::sigh:: And here we thought the time Disneyland's Dumbo ride collapsed on Gay Day was the worst possible way an elephant could try to keep California gays down.  But the GOP pachyderm is hurting us way more (without even an overpriced churro or frozen lemonade to soothe our nerves)!

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Your thoughts

The silver lining about this amendment is that if it IS defeated, it will put a stamp of democratic approval on marriage in CA that no court decision can confer. It will also give impetus to lesgislative action in NY and NJ.

That means that SSM opponenets will be in a much worse position than if they just left the court decision unchallenged. It will be amusing to see what talking points they come up with once the line about activist judges is laid to rest.

Posted by: Phil | Aug 28, 2008 4:04:53 PM

Unfortunatly I think the anti-gay-marriage people will be much more likely to vote - they have more of the force of conviction that drives people to make an effort. Those who claim not to support the ammendment will probably produce an overwhelming 'meh' and not bother to vote either way.

Posted by: Suricou Raven | Aug 29, 2008 12:45:01 PM

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