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Increased equality makes America's poll rise, makes us all less polarized

by Jeremy Hooper

First there was that amazingly encouraging CBS News/NY poll that showed Americans now support marriage equality at a 42% high. Now comes these even more encouraging findings from ABC News-WaPo:

At its low, in 2004, just 32 percent of Americans favored gay marriage, with 62 percent opposed. Now 49 percent support it versus 46 percent opposed -- the first time in ABC/Post polls that supporters have outnumbered opponents.

More than half, moreover -- 53 percent -- say gay marriages held legally in another state should be recognized as legal in their states.
ABC News-Washington Post Poll: 49 Percent Support Gay Marriage, New High [ABC News]

But don't worry, anti-gays who have so smugly and overconfidently used popular opinion as a bully club. Being constantly told that the public is against you does, undeniably, sting at first. But after a while, you start to get used to it.

Plus, we actually have no desire to opportunistically use heterosexual lives and loves against anyone, so there's actually a pretty good chance that you who have made our lives an ever-lovinghurting hell will get off without ever having to suffer the decades of tyranny that you so brazenly waged against us. You're welcome for that.

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Your thoughts

Statement about how the poll is "flawed" coming in 5...4...3...2...

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Apr 30, 2009 11:55:34 AM

A WP/ABC poll can be flawed in some ways regarding exact numbers (it does tend to have a "liberal" bent), but the trend is real. A recent CBS Poll is showing a similar bounce.

Posted by: Bruno | Apr 30, 2009 4:53:42 PM

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