Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Bad News in California Same-Sex Marriage Poll

The San Francisco Chronicle carries a really interesting piece this morning that exposes the lamentable failure of the same-sex marriage campaigns in California in the wake of Proposition 8. perry may yet give cause for brief celebration -although everyone expects the case to be appealed whatever the outcome - but the lack of an effective on the ground campaign is now evidenced by a pathetic 51% support for same-sex marriage. The story notes that: 'as in May 2008, 51 percent of voters say they support same-sex marriage, with 42 percent opposed and 7 percent having no opinion.

Yet when given a third option of allowing same-sex civil unions but not marriage, about one-third of survey participants - 34 percent - said they prefer this alternative, dropping the numbers of those who support same-sex marriage to 44 percent and that favor no legal recognition of same-sex couples to 19 percent. Three percent had no opinion.

The poll, conducted June 22 to July 5, was based on a telephone survey of 1,390 registered California voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

Read the full story here.

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