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11/19/2009

Poll: NJ will come down to those who can't/won't make up damn mind

by Jeremy Hooper

46% in favor
42% against
12% undecided

That's the current working breakdown of how New Jersey citizens view marriage equality:

By a 46 percent to 42 percent margin, adults in New Jerseyans favor legalizing same-sex nuptials, with 12 percent unsure. The survey also shows that if the state Legislature passes a bill legalizing gay marriage, 52 percent would accept the decision, while 40 percent would support a constitutional amendment banning the practice
RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE [Rutgers-Eagleton (pdf)]

So it's good to be ahead. But honestly, until we lessen that undecided number, talking about this poll (or at least the first part of it) NJis about as fruitful as dancing about architecture.

We must, must, must move the middle, and the New Jersey Turnpike could be the road to facilitate that movement. If you're breaking bread with a Garden State resident next Thursday, dare to have a principled conversation about equality. Next year's cranberry sauce will taste oh so much sweeter if it is accompanied with a side of equal rights.

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Your thoughts

Know how ta move the population?

Air what happens when you BAN these measures.

Show how many gay kids commit suicide.
Show the gruesome, unneeded murderers.
Show the pure hate people have.

Only then will those undecided, and possibly even for a ban, will be moved at this point.

We've been playing soft-ball for too long, and often times, people forget that yes, lives are at stake usually.

Posted by: Clicky | Nov 19, 2009 8:16:46 PM

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