The anti-equality coalition crumbling (Kos) — NY Times/CBS News Poll
Posted on May 17, 2009
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NY Times/CBS News Poll. 4/22-26. Adults. MoE 3% (3/12-16 results)
Which comes closest to your view? Gay couples should be allowed to legally marry. OR, Gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not legally marry. OR, There should be no legal recognition of a gay couple’s relationship.
Legal Marraige 42 (33)
Civil Unions 25 (27)
No Legal Recognition 28 (35)
These results are nothing short of stunning. Support for gay marriage is up 11 points in a single month, and up from 22 percent in March 2004. Those advocating second-class status for gay couples are headed toward “fringe minority” status. The biggest gain over this past month came among Republicans, who went from 6 to 18 percent support for gay marriage — still a significant minority in their caucus, but evidence that the efforts of Steve Schmidt and Meghan McCain are having an effect. If the GOP is to remain an ongoing concern in the future, it will have to evolve toward a more tolerant position on gay marriage.
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