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April 13, 2012

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Betty

Tillis didn't say that gay marriage would be legal in 20 years, he said that support for the marriage amendment that is on the ballot will lack support by that time and could potentially be overturned.

Secondly, that was a fairly foolish comment for him to make anyway. It will pass with way more than 54% and will probably be on the books unless and until gay marriages are legalized at the federal level. Otherwise, I don't see it ever happening since its clear that NC does not support such a thing.

People always underestimate just how strong opposition to same-sex marriage really is.

Gerald

I'm confused. If you are polling in NC and if you are asking about gay marriage anyway, why not poll Amendment 1?

I know that you did this at the end of March, but the election is on May 8, so an additional polling might have revealed shifts in the electorate as more voters focus on the issues or, on the other hand, confirmed the results of the previous poll.

A number of business leaders and major employers have come out against the amendment as has Obama. If you poll again before May 8, I would hope that you would poll the amendment so that we can determine whether these or other developments had an impact.

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