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WASHINGTON, DC (USATODAY.com) — More than half of Americans say they approve of President Obama’s stance that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, but 60% say that his shift in position will have no bearing on how they vote in the November election, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll.

Overall, 51% approve of Obama’s new position on same-sex marriage, compared with 45% who disapprove. Nearly 13% say his shift in position will make them more likely to vote for him, while 26% say it will make them less likely, suggesting that more supporters of likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney feel more strongly about this issue than do base supporters of Obama.

Since Obama announced on Wednesday his shift on the issue in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, his campaign has highlighted his position on gay rights while charging that Romney would further restrict rights for same-sex couples. Though Obama endorsed gay marriage, he told Roberts that the issue should be a matter for each state to decide on individually.

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6 Comments on "USA Today/Gallup Poll: 51% agree with Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage"

Justin America
2015 years 10 months ago

That’s half of Amerikans. We don’t live in America anymore.

Guest 10101
2015 years 10 months ago

If the majority of the populations of 59% of the states are against gay marriage and more states look like they will be deciding against it in the near future, how could 51% of Americans be in favor of gay marriage? Those numbers just don’t add up.

Regardless of anyone’s position on gay marriage, this certainly is a good reaason not to believe in the veracity of polls.

2015 years 10 months ago

Makes you wonder where they polled it, and what group of people they polled. I don’t believe this poll. Even the people of California voted that marriage is between a man and a woman.

2015 years 10 months ago

Where were they Tuesday? I’m sure the gays are more agressive to pass the gay laws more so than we non-gay supporters are working to not support gay laws.

2015 years 10 months ago

What next? Law that allows marriage to be between a man and 3 women or vice versa or a man that likes teens? Its a sexual preference and who people love. It’s what they “gay supporters” keep saying. It is a sexual preference, right. Bullcrap!! Just because society is changing the way that issue are viewed and gays are more accepted, does not make it right. If we start changing things that have been a traditionally and fundamental base of our country then we have to change for all and what a can of worms or should I say vipers that will open. I have gay friends but still don’t agree with some of their ways. People keep saying this ain’t the 50s no more but we would not be voting on this crap if it were. Can’t understand how it can be right cause if God wanted man and man together or woman and woman then how would we procreate. It takes a mans and woman’s organs and body parts to make babies, not two with same parts. We could have all been men or just women but not! Adam and Eve were created!!

2015 years 10 months ago

They can keep their polls. I will go by what the voters say.


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