Poll-itics: President Obama's support for marriage equality tilts U.S. attitudes

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Oh em gee, the gay black Kenyan Marxist commie socialist French president has influenced people in a positive way! Hide the kids! Equality is coming to America!

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama's declaration of support for gay marriage may have prompted some Americans, especially blacks and Hispanics, to reconsider their opposition to letting homosexuals wed, an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos online poll data showed on Friday. [...]

Support by African-Americans for civil unions rose by 9 percentage points to 28 percent after Obama spoke, but support for gay marriage slipped by 2 points to 29 percent from 31 percent, and the percentage of African-Americans who were unsure rose 5 points to 21 percent. [...]

Hispanic support for gay marriage rose by 5 percentage points to 51 percent from 46 percent after Obama announced his new position. Hispanic opposition to gay marriage also shifted downward by 3 points to 20 percent from 23 percent.

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  • majii

    I imagine the numbers for Black Americans are even higher than this polls shows.  I don't know who these polling outfits are polling, but it's never myself or anyone I know.    

  • http://2000ah.blogspot.com/ Edward

    The number shift is amazing it is almost like people were waiting for a reason to support gay rights.