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11/07/2011

PPP: NOM's out-of-state cash is out of touch with Iowa's 18th District

by Jeremy Hooper

The National Organization For Marriage has thrown a ton of cash at Iowa's 18th District, in hopes of swaying the race in favor of Republican Cindy Golding. Extremist group Family Research Council just gave a high profile endorsement to Golding. Both groups are basing their interest in this race around same-sex marriage and their desire to take it away from the Hawkeye State.

According to Public Policy Polling, NOM and FRC are both out of touch:

The special election that will determine control of the Iowa State Senate on Tuesday is close, but it looks like Democrats will probably hold serve. Democrat Liz Mathis leads Republican Cindy Golding 52-46 in our poll taken over the weekend.

This election has been framed to some extent as a battle over gay marriage, but our poll suggests voters aren't seeing it that way. They're planning to vote for Mathis even as 46% of them say gay marriage should be illegal, compared to just 42% who think it should be legal. Although voters in the district may oppose gay marriage, only 11% say that issue is the most important factor guiding their vote compared to 86% who say it's something else. It's also worth noting that 66% of voters do support either gay marriage or civil unions with only 30% opposed to all legal recognition for same sex couples.

Democrat leads in key Iowa race [PPP]

Anything can happen and Golding may still triumph. But these numbers are certainly not good news for the NOMs and FRCs of the world, who continue to hijack our national interests on behalf of their own faith-based whims. Nationwide, America continues to prove that it wants betters. It deserves better.

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