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POLL: Most Americans Glad Obama Endorsed Gay Marriage, Won't Change Their Vote

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gay rights, republicans, media, news, politics, usa, lies, government, ethics, dishonesty, congress, obama, politics, media )

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Findings: Most Americans -- 60 percent -- say Obama's backing of gay marriage won't change whether they'll vote for him. Even though it won't change their vote, 51 percent approve of it.


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Wilde Thange (10)
Friday May 11, 2012, 4:01 pm
Plus his statement is meaningless in term of any policy changes at this time. He unfortunatley spoken in term of relifious beliefs about something that is strictly about equality of legal rights for government sactioned marriage benefits and rights..

Philip Heinlein (474)
Friday May 11, 2012, 4:45 pm
This isn't likely to change anyone's vote. Those against gay marriage probably weren't going to vote for Obama anyway.

Carol H (229)
Friday May 11, 2012, 4:50 pm
noted, thank you Cal

Past Member (0)
Friday May 11, 2012, 5:55 pm

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 11, 2012, 8:27 pm
Oh, I love that illustration of a baby's onesie, with the legend "my two dads support OBAMA" {"OBAMA" in rainbow colors}! So cute! I'd love to see a kid wearing it!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 11, 2012, 8:37 pm
Sometimes a Declaration that is not "Legislation" can have DEEP SYMBOLIC SIGNIFICANCE.
This is VERY MEANINGFUL SUPPORT for LGBT people in Africa, Eastern Europe, and other places where the struggle for LGBT Rights has farther to go than here.
Whatever the "immediate cause", whether Biden, votes, North Carolina, Obama's two daughters, or whatever -- it really makes no difference at all.
This will have PROFOUND EFFECTS that will reverberate.... like a pebble tossed into a lake.
The President of the United States still carries a lot of CLOUT, especially THIS President. What he says therefore has IMPACT.
The IMPORTANT thing is, that President Obama SAID IT. That he GOT 100% BEHIND MARRIAGE EQUALITY.
Sniping and nit-picking apart the supposed "motives", will NEVER CHANGE THAT.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday May 11, 2012, 9:27 pm
Charles Kaiser:
Obama's stance on gay rights has effect similar to Civil Rights Act

His statement instantly obliterated doubts of millions of his gay supporters, he writes

Gallup Poll: 65% of Democrats, 57% of independents support same-sex marriage

Gay supporters, he says, now feel they helped elect a transformational president
Yes, the TRANSFORMATIONAL PRESIDENT {good word!} that a lot of us WANTED TO SEE in 2008, when a LANDSLIDE voted for him!
President Obama said, "MAKE ME do the right thing". {Actually a quote from President Franklin D. Roosevelt.}
Well, looks like some of us DID that -- on this one issue at least!
Okay, then, let's pressure him some MORE -- get out of wars? get rid of all nukes?
We won't know until we TRY......... really hard!

Past Member (0)
Friday May 11, 2012, 9:44 pm
Thanks for the update.

Susanne R (235)
Friday May 11, 2012, 10:07 pm
How can it be that the polls revealed that "all those angry Republican voters are actually the people with the best emotional well-being"? Maybe they didn't poll enough right wing religious nuts or members of the 1%.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 4:08 am

Saturday May 12, 2012, 7:35 am

John B (185)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 9:31 am
Read and noted. Thanks Cal. I was glad to see the seciton about Ohio in the article since I live there and am a big supporter of Senator Sherrod Brown. J M A. Obama has delivered what he could but has been blocked at every turn by the GOP in congress and I hope that will change after the Nov. election.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 9:39 am
This will go a long way towards energizing his base. If can find one other core issue on which to take a position, perhaps even do something, then his re-election appears dialed-in tight.

David C (89)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 12:26 pm

JL A (281)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 12:45 pm
A byproduct will be party unity since so many wanted this position to be a part of the Dem. party's official platform in Nov.

Janet R (38)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 1:30 pm
I commend President Obama for his courage to support same sex marriage in an election year. I was glad to hear Romney is not on the fence on this issue, he is completely against it so there is absolutely no question where he stands. I think the Repug party will try to make it an issue for the election but really it is not.

Doug G (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 5:56 pm
This is just more tokenism on Obama's part: something he is very proficient at. Talks a big game, delivers on very little.

Laura H (964)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 5:59 pm
Obama 2012!!!
Thanks Cal.

Billie C (2)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 7:51 pm
so obama says he supports same sex marriage. he didn't offer to do anything about it. he wouldn't have said anything if biden hadn't forced the issue. biden even had to apologize to obama. poor obama boxed in by his vp.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 9:21 pm
Blah blah blah! Blah blah blah! And he didn't cure the boil weevil problem. Blah blah! nothing done about athlete's foot! (I think I'll vote for him anyway) Obama 2012!

Rin S (10)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:19 am
That's really nice to hear. I'm a big Obama fan, and a left wing supporter. I'd definitely vote for him if I were American.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:56 am
Actions speak much louder than words.
If he had taken all the actions he promised in his first campaign, he would be looking at a landslide in his favor.
Unfortunately over 600,000 people still went to jail each year of his presidency, for smoking pot.
Some of them Cancer patients...
Habeas Corpus is STILL suspended.
Guantanamo is still open.
The U.S. is still in Afghanistan.
And there are some new developments. like killer drones assassinating whoever is deemed an enemy of the U.S., wherever they are - even in countries we are not at war with.
American citizens have been targeted and killed without trial.
Remember, ACTIONS are what really count.
The Lesser Of Two Evils is STILL EVIL.
When the video ends, click on the window again.

Ellie L (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 2:13 am
John Cause, your cause to demean President Obama isn't working, so go back to your Fox people and circle your wagons around all those with an (R) after his name. Notice I left out "her" since the teabagger/republicans have declared War on Women, and every other groups. They feel they are far superior to all others. Well, I've got news for them......To those busy reciting the talking points and lying rhetoric, stop digging your own ditch - the extremists won't be there to pull you out!

William K (308)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 9:48 am
Count me in among the 51% approve of Obama's stance, and among the 60% whose vote is not going to change because of it.

Cynthia Davis (340)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 12:01 pm
Republican voters are actually the people with the best emotional well-being because they are brainwashed and do not think for them selves there leaders do their thinking for them, all they have to do is follow.

Mary M (29)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 4:30 pm
I'm glad for the gay community, after all they are first and foremost, human beings, deserving of respect. What happens in the home does not concern me or shouldn't be of concern to others. After all, gays and lesbians are first children of parents. These parents love their children. They are also brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles to family members. We are human beings and should tolerate one another's differences.

Marcia Oyler (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 7:00 pm
I don't think it will make a difference. The voters against Obama will stay that way and those for him will still be for him.

Cecily P (4)
Monday May 14, 2012, 9:18 am

. (0)
Monday May 14, 2012, 3:43 pm
Come on, the man made a politically correct statement that he will not back up with legislation, nor has he stated he will support any state that votes in favor of gay marriage.
Gay liberals are clutching at the very straws Obama was hoping they would do. He lost middle America in his inability to stimulate the economy.
His campaign as I see it will pander to two groups: immigrants (as he has elected to produce any legislation to stop the flow of illegals), and gays who sadly think he will wave a rainbow flag at his second inaugural.

Wilde Thange (10)
Friday May 18, 2012, 4:07 pm
If we are going to let the states decide by majority rule perhaps gays should move to one or tow statees and vote to outlaw hetero-sexual marriage. If it is a kind of majority rule right.

Diana P (12)
Monday May 28, 2012, 10:55 am
He only passed this gay marriage so he would have the gay community votes. Yep, right after the announcement he got a million dollar donation for his campaigning (which he spends way too much time on) from the gay community. The man is not stupid. He is conniving and everything he is doing now is for votes. I didn't vote for him last time and sure won't vote for him now. I am all for gays having a commitment ceremony and have the same equal rights of benefits from their partner. He needs to spend more time making jobs for people so they aren't dependent on the government. Our economy is in ruins. More people are out of work and living off welfare. I am on social security and got a 25 dollar increase in three years. My utilities have all increased 4% and going up again. Groceries have gone way up due to the high cost of fuel. It doesn't matter who wins this next election. We are $crewed.
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