"The poll also finds that 59 percent of African Americans say they support same-sex marriage, up from an average of 41 percent in polls leading up to Obama’s announcement of his new position on the matter. Though statistically significant, it is a tentative result because of the relatively small sample of black voters in the poll."
I'm not sure what to think of that. At first glance it strikes me as both a little encouraging yet a little disturbing. I don't know how to read into it. That's a huge swing in public opinion over one guy's announcement. So is this how people felt all along but didn't have courage to express it? Is it a lack of independent thinking? What accounts for that change? Could people be just as easily swayed away? It strikes me as strikingly faith-based. The practicality of having somebody's support notwithstanding, you want to believe but how can you trust?