Friday, July 11, 2008

Opposing state marriage amendments politically harmful to Obama.

A poll commissioned by the Family Research Council points out the potential political problems for presidential candidate Barak Obama who opposes state amendments protecting traditional marriage.

The poll found that by a margin of 58% to 29%, voters would be more likely to support a presidential candidate who supports state marriage amendments than one who doesn't. The intensity level was even strong
er for the pro-marriage amendment supporters. 49% said they were much more likely to support such a candidate while only 20% said they were much less likely.

Support for pro-marriage amendment candidates won out over amendment opponents among Republicans 75% to 12%, Independents 54% to 32%, and Democrats 47% to 41%.

Obama can't hide behind his statement that he "personally" supports marriage between one man and one woman while publicly supporting pro-homosexual marriage positions. I'm sure his position will receive more attention as the campaign progresses.

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