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#3220426 - 04/12/13 01:05 PM Gay marriage, abortion, guns, sequester
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53 percent of Americans now support gay marriage, poll finds

As the Supreme Court debates the constitutionality of gay marriage issues and politician after politician comes out in support of same-sex marriage, a new poll (pdf) finds that a majority of Americans—53 percent—believe same sex couples should be able to marry and increasing numbers say they know someone who is gay.

Forty-two percent of respondents in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll said they oppose gay marriage, and support and opposition largely broke along partisan lines, according to NBC's analysis. Some 73 percent of Democrats said they support same-sex nuptials, while 66 percent of Republicans were opposed. Fifty-four percent of independents were in support.

Other social issues were tackled in the April 5-8 survey, including:

-Abortion: A majority—52 percent—said it should be illegal either most or all the time, while 45 percent said it should be legal most or all the time.

-Guns: 55 percent said laws related to the sale of firearms should be more strict; 34 percent disagree.

-Sequester: A majority, 58 percent, said the across-the-board federal spending cuts impact them "not much"; 6 percent said "not at all"; 17 percent said "just some"; 7 percent said "quite a bit"; and 9 percent said "a great deal."
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#3220430 - 04/12/13 01:09 PM Re: Gay marriage, abortion, guns, sequester [Re: Vermin93]
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I've never been asked to contribute to these "polls"...
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#3220445 - 04/12/13 01:40 PM Re: Gay marriage, abortion, guns, sequester [Re: MUP]
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They only poll people in New York, Washington, Chicago and LA.
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#3220531 - 04/12/13 03:31 PM Re: Gay marriage, abortion, guns, sequester [Re: sgtwebb1]
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 Originally Posted By: sgtwebb1
They only poll people in New York, Washington, Chicago and LA.
That's because it's a lot easier to find these people during the day sitting at home waiting for their next check to come.

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#3220534 - 04/12/13 03:34 PM Re: Gay marriage, abortion, guns, sequester [Re: sgtwebb1]
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 Originally Posted By: sgtwebb1
They only poll people in New York, Washington, Chicago and LA.


Do you think they would have gotten those polling results on the subject of abortion if they only polled people in those cities?

I actually think the polling results are probably pretty accurate. I think a small majority of the country does support gay marriage today. After all, a small majority elected Obama twice. Who would have ever thought that was possible?
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#3220553 - 04/12/13 04:19 PM Re: Gay marriage, abortion, guns, sequester [Re: Vermin93]
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NBC. Nuff said.
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#3220576 - 04/12/13 05:01 PM Re: Gay marriage, abortion, guns, sequester [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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 Originally Posted By: Pic IN the Casa
NBC. Nuff said.


It's a NBC / Wall Street Journal poll

Do you guys really think a majority of Americans oppose gay marriage after they reelected Obama again? I oppose it, but I think some of you guys are a little out of touch with the under-30 crowd outside of Tennessee. I was in Portland and Seattle this week for work and I heard young people talking about it openly at the bar at more than one of the restaurants I visited. I think this is easily a top-3 issue for many of these young people in America.

If the poll is so biased, then how do you explain these results from the poll:

-Abortion: A majority—52 percent—said it should be illegal either most or all the time, while 45 percent said it should be legal most or all the time.
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#3220611 - 04/12/13 05:46 PM Re: Gay marriage, abortion, guns, sequester [Re: Vermin93]
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Probably about the same way one could explain several precincts in Philadelphia reporting 100% voting results for O this last election cycle...fradulent.
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#3220622 - 04/12/13 05:59 PM Re: Gay marriage, abortion, guns, sequester [Re: MUP]
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So you don't believe the same poll's favorable results on abortion, either? You really think they are even more favorable than what was reported? I think some of you are in denial and are giving the American people way too much credit.

Many of these polls nailed both the national election results and many of the Statewide election results. Reality sucks.
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#3220626 - 04/12/13 06:04 PM Re: Gay marriage, abortion, guns, sequester [Re: Vermin93]
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What I am saying is that I don't trust a single thing spewing forth from the media at 100%... its all likely skewed one way or the other, with the truth possibly somewhere in between.
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