New Poll - For the 1st time, 50% of CA support gay marrriage

  • metta

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    Mar 25, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released a poll showing, for the first time, that 50 percent of Californians support the right for same-sex couples to marry. Support among all adults has never surpassed 45 percent since the question was first asked by PPIC in January 2000. This increase of 6 percentage points in just the last year.

    http://ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=5481&MediaType=1&Category=26
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    Mar 25, 2010 6:10 PM GMT
    Very cool.
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    Mar 25, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    Hope lives to see another day...

    Very cool!
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    Mar 25, 2010 7:15 PM GMT
    In addition to the weather,just another good reason to move since my bf and I plan on relocating to California in October. One of the first things we will have to do is register to vote in order to be eligible to sign any possible petitions or to vote if it is already on the ballot by November.
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    Mar 25, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    Oh blimey, have you still not got this sorted out America, get a move on, you are supposed to live in the land of the free.
  • Anto

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    Mar 25, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    It's good that more people aren't jerks about it but personally I wouldn't feel any better if gay marriage happened just because more people happen to agree with it and voted accordingly. It would still be supporting the idea that it's ok for people to decide something like that for gays. Just because it might happen to turn in favor for gays doesn't make it any better in principle, it's still the same problem.
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    Mar 26, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    So absolutly everybody who has a right to vote in CA has been asked and 50% of them said yes. Sounds like propaganda to me; sorry.
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    Mar 26, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    I don't believe it! These same numbers were being touted just before Proposition 8 passed in November of 2008. I personally thought "H8" would not pass, but it did, disappointing many Californians.

    I'll believe it when I see the change happen. But as for now, I'm one Californian not falling for this one again!
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    Mar 26, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    Pollsters contacted 2,002 California adults by phone from March 9-16.


    I didn't realize California only had ~4000 residents. icon_lol.gif
    This "poll" is a mix of wishful thinking and skewed statistics.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 26, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    Give up the dream. Just move to Canada where gay marriage and pot smoking are legal. Canada loves everybody!
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Mar 26, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    Even if this poll was accurate, it doesn't mean much. The months preceding any vote, the right-wing armada would release their inflammatory bigotry on the state, and the pendulum would swing in their favor.

    Besides, I thought this was all down to a trial now, right? Verdicts aren't usually decided by polls.
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    Mar 26, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    Yes, people vote with emotions instead of logic. And that's why smear campaigns always work. Sound-bite politics are here to stay.
  • metta

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    Apr 06, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
    Most Calif. Voters Support Gay Marriage

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/04/06/Most_California_Voters_Support_Gay_Marriage/

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    A majority of participants in a new poll say they support gay marriage, a consistent figure in a series of polls in recent months.

    Fifty-two percent of respondents agreed that "same-sex couples should be allowed to become legally married in the state of California." Forty percent of respondents disagreed. The poll of 1,515 registered voters was conducted for the Los Angeles Times and University of Southern California.

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