As usual, a little fact checking and research reveal the flaws in the polling...
1. They polled voters, not random Americans.
2. The sample pool they asked this question to was comprised of 600 voters (there are more people in my church than that)
3. The voters were voters considering candidates in the Republican Primary, Not exactly a broad cross section of "Americans" as the title suggests
4. 76% of the respondents identified themselves as either somewhat conservative to very conservative.
5. They weren't asked about the "rainbow flag" as the article headlines. They were asked about a "gay pride flag". I raise this point because words and descriptions matter A TON when answering questions and summarizing results. People are way more likely to react strongly to "gay pride flag" than "rainbow flag".
Despite this alleged survey of Americans, the US is not 4:1 anti-gay, pro-slavery. I hate having my intelligence insulted.
The actual poll...http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/11/cruz-down-17-to-hillary-but-still-leading-with-conservatives.html#more