Field Poll Shows Support for Gay Marriage Has Dropped
The Field Poll was released yesterday showing the state’s voters remain sharply divided over gay marriage. ProtectMarriage.com’s Frank Schubert reviewed the Field Poll data. Here is his report:
“I was encouraged by the Field Poll. Since May of 2008 our opponents have made no progress in the percent of people (45%) who want to give gays marriage (as compared to civil unions or no legal recognition of their relationships). This is despite the Court ruling last May, the 18,000 marriages being performed, over $40 million spent in support of gay marriage, and then weeks of protests and demonstrations in the streets afterwards. I think it totally undercuts the idea that there is a rapid movement toward approval of gay marriage. There just isn’t. If anything, the Field data suggests they have lost steam. Looking at the question as to whether people would vote for gay marriage or have marriage only between a man and a woman, the numbers have moved in OUR direction, not theirs, since May 2008. People wanting to extend marriage to gays has dropped, and the percent wanting to reserve marriage only for heterosexual couples has increased. And, recall my oft-stated view that support for traditional marriage is always under reported in these polls because it is not a PC position. My conclusion is that we are in better position now than we were during the campaign. And we won by 600,000 votes then!”
It looks good for marriage. Despite what they tell us, gay marriage is far from inevitable. We have a lot of rebuilding to do in our nation. Disintegration of the family is one of the fundamental issues of our day. It’s got to be addressed on every front. Fight for family! We’re making progress.