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Andrew

To be honest, I was surprised out how close the support was for civil unions (a full 38% opposed in the increasingly secular state of Colorado). Did you ask what their thoughts were on same-sex marriage?

John

I love how when Republicans stand against same sex marriage it's because they aren't being "open minded" as PPP puts it, but when Democrats dismiss the concerns that people have about it (religion, morals, personal reasons) that's not being close minded. The argument that this is why they don't do well in the state is pure speculation. Every demographic rates the economy as the most important issue to them when voting, not these little fringe issues.

Chris

Andrew,

Colorado is so much more socially conservative than it is envisioned by the left. If it is increasingly secular, as you say, it's only increasing at the same rate as the rest of the country. It's not the secular panacea that some try to make it out to be. And that's a very good thing.

realnrh

Colorado is one of the most deeply split states; those who are Republican are very, very Republican (and very religious), while those who are not at very very sensible.

Chris Martin

In 2006 Colorado voted on a measure that would have established domestic partnerships, and it failed by 6 points. I expect that the numbers have changed a bit since then but not enough to match these poll results...I would guess that support for civil unions in CO is around 55-45.

They should have just sent it to voters like they did in 2006; it probably would have passed this time.

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