Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Field Poll Shows Majority Supports Marriage Equality!

Kos himself at Daily Kos posts the good news that "California Supports Gay Marriage" by publicizing the last results from what he has called the most respected polling outfit in California, the Field Poll.

Field Poll (PDF). 5/17-26. Registered voters. MoE 3.2%

Do you approve or disapprove of California allowing homosexuals to marry members of their own sex and have regular marriage laws apply to them? (Same question asked every survey throughout the years)
Approve Disapprove
5/2008 51 42
2006 44 50
2004 44 50
2003 42 50
1997 38 56
1985 30 62
1977 28 59

But, wait, there's more good news!
Even more exciting than this result showing a bare majority of the country's largest state (38 million people!) supporting marriage equality is the answer when the question about whether Californians would like to overturn the California Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing gay marriage at the ballot box if they had the chance to vote on the matter in November.

"Do you favor or oppose changing the California State Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, thus barring marriage between gay and lesbian couples?"
Favor 40
Oppose 54

"There may be a vote on this issue in the November election.
Would you favor or oppose having the state constitution prohibit same-sex marriage, by defining marriage as only between a man and a woman?

Favor 43

Oppose 51

These are incredible numbers (which contradict polls published by the Los Angeles Times just a few days ago) for the supporters of fairness and equality, because discriminatory ballot measures usually lose support as election day approaches and since it is starting with only 43% support, that is a great sign for our side, Equality for All.

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