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May 17, 2012


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In other words, race trumps everything else with these voters.

Obama 2012

It's very sad to me that a group that has been discriminated against for so long (African-Americans) is among the worst when it comes to discrimination against homosexuals.


Good poll, but I don't accept that the voters didn't know what they voted for. It is entirely possible that the voters were for civil unions but voted for the amendment anyway b/c they wanted the ban on gay marriage more. In other words, they were presented with a package deal and the only way to get what they wanted was to accept something that they opposed, so their desire for the former outweighed their opposition to the latter.

This really goes to how unfair it is to package up the 2 issues as one. The anti-gay side only does this when it thinks it can get away with it. That is why they aren't trying it in MN.

Margaret Whitestone

The black president declares his support for same-sex marriage. Suddenly black support for same-sex marriage jumps 11%. Then some people have the nerve to claim LGBT people are engaging in Identity Politics.

Latisha Bellamy

This makes me sick to my stomach that a group of people would rather be more concerned about the color of one's skin than what morals that person values. I am black, and I have never supported Obama. I didn't vote for him the first time nor will I this time around because I do not truly believe he has the public's best interest in mind. Even if all of the money and social issues of the world could be solved, if this country loses it's morals and beliefs on which it was founded, then it has no hope.

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