And to break it down on racial lines the following are the findings:
“It’s been known for some time that Asian Americans are the ethnic group most opposed to gay marriage in California, but the new poll marks the first time that subsets of Asians have been singled out and asked what they think about it,” relays Peter Jamison. “The results: Koreans as a group are the most anti-gay marriage. And it isn’t even close. The new Field Poll reveals that Korean Americans disapprove of same-sex marriage by a margin of 70 to 25 percent. They were followed in their dislike of same-sex couples by Vietnamese Americans (64 percent disapproval) and Chinese Americans (54 percent disapprove.) African Americans disapprove of gay marriage by a margin of 49 to 38 percent, the poll finds, while Latinos support same-sex marriage by a margin of 50 to 41. About 53 percent of whites support same-sex marriage, with 39 percent opposed.”
Although a very small majority of Californians now support marriage equality, I suspect that the haters out there are more likely to be motivatred to go out and vote if there was another referendum on the matter. This is why I’d be worried about a second defeat, until we have a more solid majority.