Poll: Obama's Position on Gay Marriage Could be Key Issue in Swing States

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Poll: Obama's Position on Gay Marriage Could be Key Issue in Swing States


A new Quinnipiac poll found that if the election were today, Obama would lose Florida -- a key swing state -- by six points, WORLD News Service reports. The poll shows Romney ahead there 47 percent to 41 percent. What's more, 25 percent of voters said Obama's position on same-sex marriage made them less likely to vote for him. Only 11 percent said they were more likely to vote for him because of this stand. Among independent voters, the figures were 23 percent less likely and 9 percent more likely. So what does the data mean? According to politician and family advocate Gary Bauer, "the radical notion that men should 'marry' other men is a political loser by a 2-to-1 margin. ... That's not surprising given that 62 percent of Florida voters supported a marriage protection amendment in 2008." Bauer believes this issue could be critical in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa, Nevada and Wisconsin "if the GOP and the Romney campaign don't run away from traditional values in this campaign."

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